And Another Thing: It?s the Ashes. Look away now.

Contrast all this with Charters and Caldicott in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes”. This pair are trying to get back by train from some unspecified Mittel European country on the brink of war in time to catch the last day of the Test Match. The progress of the train is of course interrupted by disappearing women, the always distracting Margaret Lockwood, shoot-outs with secret agents and regular passport checks by fascist jobsworths. And yet they never lose their faith that they will be returned to Victoria in time to scoot across town to Euston and take the train to Manchester that will get them to Old Trafford in time to see the last day’s play.

And Another Thing: It?s the Ashes. Look away now.

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