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The Lodger (1927)
"The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog" (original title)

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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

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Daisy Bunting - Their Daughter
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A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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14 February 1927 (UK)  »

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(National Film Archive print) | (TCM print) | (VHS) | (Ontario) | (2012) (theatrical)

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Trivia

Ivor Novello reprised his role in the 1932 sound remake (The Phantom Fiend (1932)), directed by Maurice Elvey. Alfred Hitchcock was asked to serve as director for the remake, but declined. See more »

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In shots looking downstairs to the hand-cuffed Daisy, the lodger's position varies between left shoulder forward to the camera and right shoulder forward. See more »

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[first lines]
Female eyewitness: Tall he was - and his face all wrapped up.
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Referenced in Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) See more »

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Fun stuff, very Hitchcock!
28 September 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is fantastic and fascinating mostly because of its director, but it would be fun either way. I'd say that it's better than many films of the same period, but not to the same extreme degree that Hitchcock's movies eventually achieved.

You can see it's his work, though. Hitchcock knew that what made a suspenseful movie good had nothing to do with gore or loud noises, and this shows even in his early work. The Lodger has a distinctly Hitchcock feel to it--fun and scary--and it's interesting to see how he gets around the lack of sound, considering the fact that most (all?) of his other films were talkies.


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