The Wrong Man vs. The Lady Vanishes

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on 9/30/2011

Two Hitchcock's that aren't right up at the top of the list when you think of Hitchcock films. Apart from the 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes is probably his best know early one from the British years, and it's very good. These films have something that most of his Hollywood productions lacked, a wicked sense of humour. The Wrong Man is interesting in that the fear in the film comes form the possibility of an innocent man being convicted by the state of a crime he didn't commit. There's no big bad other than the law, we watch as it strips Henry Fonda of his life. I'm picking The Lady Vanishes of these two.

on 11/18/2013

The Wrong Man is a very good film from Hitchcock, but The Lady Vanishes is a great one.