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Lady Vanishes, The

Fairly faithful (almost shot for shot) but totally unnecessary remake of the much loved Gainsborough train-napping, with Angela Lansbury just fine in the disappearing part, and Arthur Lowe and Ian Carmichael as a dandy Charters and Caldicott. But Elliot Gould as Michael Redgrave? And more to the point, Cybill Shepherd as Margaret Lockwood? Attempts are made to get some screwball banter going between the pair as of old, but Cyb’s way off Moonlighting chemistry here, and Gould’s more attuned to less well-mannered comedy than this. A better Gainsborough update than Michael Winner’s version of The Wicked Lady, but not by much.

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  1. lump516

    September 19, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Cybill Shepherd as anything and in anything is basically a crime. Peter Bogdanovich should be doing a life sentence for that . . .

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