“The Lady Vanishes,” November 20, 2020 (1937), DVD. This comic-thriller from Alfred Hitchcock is generally regarded as one of the greatest British films of the 20th century. What am I missing? It’s not that I disliked it entirely. Rather, while a few of the bits were funny in their slapstick way and Michael Redgrave was wonderful (the best thing in the film) and Margaret Lockwood was fine as the female lead, the film just didn’t do it for me. I didn’t enjoy the silly sets, fake mustaches coming loose, the silly gibberish language that, of course, includes “oy vey,” the terrible special effects, and the several plot twists in the thriller/spy portion of the film. Lockwood plays Iris Henderson, a rich playgirl on her last night on the loose before she returns to England for a boring marriage. Redgrave is Gilbert Redman a playful, dashing ethnomusicologist stuck in the same inn in Central Europe with Iris and her friends when an avalanche stops a train from departing. The town’s only inn now hosts a battalion of other, mostly silly, characters, including a governess, Miss Froy, returning to England and two cricket obsessed characters who reminded me of a knockoff Laruel and Hardy. You know you’re in for it when people are murdered for no reason except to show you that all is not well. And then Miss Froy disappears on the train and Iris notices. What’s going on? Well, you’ll probably figure that out even if you’ve not seen the 1979 remake (don’t bother.) So, please let me know what I missed. I do like older Hitchcock, including the truly brilliant “39 Steps,” which also combines comedy and suspense, but melds it into a stellar flick. Was I just in a crabby mood? How could that be possible?