This was the first sound remake of the Hitchcock silent classic inspired by the Jack the Ripper legend. Ivor Novello, who played the title role and headed the team writing the script, was in the original as well. Written by
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Under its USA title, The Phantom Fiend, the re-edited USA version of this film received its first telecast Thursday 6 March 1940 on New York City's pioneer, and still experimental television station W2XBS. See more
Near the end, in the public house scene, Michel (Ivor Novello) overturns his drink of beer and we see the glass fragments spilled onto his table. In the next shot of the table the main piece of broken glass is miraculously upright. Subsequently, the shattered glass reverts back to its original state when a waiter picks up the largest intact piece of glass and places it upright on the table. See more
Version of The Lodger