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The Lodger (1944)

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A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

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Cast

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Inspector John Warwick
Laird Cregar ...
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Robert Bonting (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Sara Allgood ...
Aubrey Mather ...
Superintendent Sutherland
Queenie Leonard ...
Daisy - the Maid
Doris Lloyd ...
Jennie
David Clyde ...
Sergeant Bates
Helena Pickard ...
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Storyline

In late Victorian London, Jack the Ripper has been killing and maiming actresses in the night. The Burtons are forced to take in a lodger due to financial hardship. He seems like a nice young man, but Mrs. Burton suspects him of being the ripper because of some mysterious and suspicious habits, and fears for her beautiful actress niece who lives with them. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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The Story of Jack the Ripper See more »


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Release Date:

19 January 1944 (USA)  »

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The Lodger  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Merle Oberon fell in love with the film's cinematographer, Lucien Ballard, and they married the following year. Because of facial scars Oberon sustained in a car accident, Ballard developed a unique light for her that washed out any signs of her blemishes. The device is known to this day as the Obie (not to be confused with the Off-Broadway award). See more »

Goofs

The hand of the first victim moves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Old Cockney Man: [reading poster] "Murders being committed in our midst. Police inadequate. We intend offering a substantial reward to anyone, citizen or otherwise, who shall give information bringing the murderer or murderers to justice." Hmm.
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Connections

Remake of The Lodger (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Tink-A-Tin!
(1891) (uncredited)
Music by John Crook
Lyrics by Albert Chevalier
Sung by Merle Oberon (probably dubbed) and danced by her and chorus girls at a theater
Reprised later a cappella by Doris Lloyd
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User Reviews

a great victorian melodrama
24 December 1999 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a great Victorian melodrama. Everything about this film is superb. The late Laird Cregar is just outstanding in the title role and Merle Oberon has never looked lovelier It's funny how you can see a film when you are about twelve years old and it sticks in your brain because it is so good and this one is one of the best. I highly recommend this film.


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