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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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Laird Cregar ...
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Robert Bonting (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Superintendent Sutherland
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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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PROBING EYES that marked the woman he loved for death! See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 January 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack l'éventreur  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Sanders also played Inspector Warwick in the 1932 British version, but was uncredited. See more »

Goofs

The police inspector says that a fingerprint was taken from one of the Ripper murder scenes, and the inspector himself carries a vial of fingerprinting powder. However, the Ripper murders took place in 1888; the first criminal identification from fingerprints took place in Argentina in 1892, and the British police did not adopt fingerprinting until 1901. 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

Version of Armchair Mystery Theatre: The Lodger (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

The Parisian Trot
(uncredited)
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Charles Henderson
Sung by Merle Oberon (probably dubbed) and danced by her and chorus girls at a theater
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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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