... you can learn from:
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Gilbert: My father always taught me:
never desert a lady in trouble.
He even carried that as far as marrying Mother.
A happy 119 to ol' Al Hitchcock today - I figured I'd go with one of his lesser known masterpieces for this off year and make no mistake, The Lady Vanishes is a real under-appreciated gem. Any fans? The man who spoke that terribly typical Hitch line of dialogue quoted above (the use of "Mother" is such a Hitch standard) was Sir Michael Redgrave, father of Vanessa and Lynn, who had a forty plus year career and yet save this film I remain fairly ignorant of his work. Anybody want to educate me on his best?