On Sundays this October, the Middlebury Community Public Library will show classic spy films from the renowned director Alfred Hitchcock. A guest professor will provide an introduction to each film, and after the presentation she or he will lead a short discussion. The library will serve light refreshments.
Today’s featured film is The Lady Vanishes (1938). Ranked one of the top 35 British films, The Lady Vanishes is a mystery thriller starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave. Based on the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White, the film is about a beautiful English tourist, Iris Henderson (Lockwood) traveling by train in continental Europe. She discovers that the elderly Miss Froy, who is sharing her compartment, seems to have disappeared from the train. After fellow passengers deny ever having seen Miss Froy, Iris is helped by a young musician (Redgrave). The two search the train for clues to the elderly lady’s disappearance.
Elaine Roth, professor of English and film studies at Indiana University South Bend, will introduce the film and lead the discussion.
Register through the library’s website (via the events calendar on the homepage) or by calling 574.825.5601.
This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.