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The Lodger (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 19 January 1944 (USA)
A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

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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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Trivia

Shot in 1943, not released until 1944. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the Black Museum, Inspector Warwick mentions the "four murders" but by this point in the film there have been five. 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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Soundtracks

Yield Not to Temptation
(1868) (uncredited)
Written by Horatio R. Palmer
Played on a concertina and sung by Anita Sharp-Bolster
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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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