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Lady Vanishes, The (1979)

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The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes 1979 Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Anthony Page
Release Date 1979
Language English
German
Studio The Rank Organisation
Hammer Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Amanda Kelly Cybill Shepherd
Robert Condon Elliott Gould
Miss Froy Angela Lansbury
Dr. Egon Hartz Herbert Lom
Charters Arthur Lowe
Caldicott Ian Carmichael
Todhunter Gerald Harper
Mrs. Todhunter Jenny Runacre


The Lady Vanishes is a 1979 British spy comedy, a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film. The movie is directed by Anthony Page and stars Cybill Shepherd as American heiress Amanda Kelly, Elliott Gould as photographer Robert Condon, and Angela Lansbury as English governess and music teacher Miss Froy. Unlike the Hitchcock's film that is set in mid-1930s in a fictional Balkan state, the plot of the 1979 version is set in August 1939 in a train from Bavaria to Switzerland.


The following weapons were used in the film The Lady Vanishes:
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Pistols

Walther PP

British diplomat Todhunter (Gerald Harper), one of the passengers of the train, owns a Walther PP pistol. In the climactic scene he refuses to use the gun, but Mrs. Todhunter (Jenny Runacre) takes away the pistol and hands it to Charters (Arthur Lowe) (when Charters fires the Walther PP, the gun is out of the frame and isn't seen). When the pistol runs dry, Robert Condon (Elliott Gould) takes it, planning to use the gun to intimidate the locomotive engineer.

War Time Walther PP - .32 ACP
Todhunter checks the pistol.
Another view of the pistol.
Condon takes the pistol.
He climbs in the locomotive.
He holds the pistol.
Condon holds the pistol on a promotional image.

Walther P38

Robert Condon, with the help of the falshe nun (Madlena Nedeva), disarms the trainmaster (Vladek Sheybal) and takes his Walther P38. During the climactic shootout, Charters (Arthur Lowe) uses the gun. Two von Reider's subordinates (Claus-Dieter Reents and Dan van Husen, credited as "1st and 2nd killers") are also armed with P38s.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
The nun takes the pistol from the stunned trainmaster.
Condon fires from the train.
Another view of the P38 in Condon's hands.
The pistol is hold by Caldicott (Ian Carmichael) who then passes it to Charters.
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One of Von Reider's subordinates fires his P38 at the train.
Charters returns fire.
A B&W lobby card shows Charters firing the P38.

Luger P08

SS officer Helmut von Reider (Wolf Kahler) carries a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Von Reider carries the Luger holster.
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He draws the pistol, threatening the passengers of the train.
Von Reider fires his P08.

Beretta M1934

When Dr. Egon Hartz (Herbert Lom) exposes himself as a member of the conspiracy, he draws a Beretta M1934 pistol.

Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP
Dr. Hartz aims the pistol at Amanda and Robert.
Another view of Hartz's pistol.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles in several scenes.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
A soldier at the background carries a Kar 98k rifle. The German officer (Peter Schratt) in center carries a holster for Luger P08 but it's impossible to say if the pistol is inside.
A close view of the barrel.
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Soldiers with Kar 98k rifles on the railway station near the Swiss border.

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