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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1926

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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1926 PG

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock’s first thriller, about a man accused of being a serial killer, was a huge critical success upon its release in 1926, with trade journal Bioscope stating: “It is possible that this film is the finest British production ever made.” It boasts many staples of Hitchcock’s later work, including the themes of murder and suspicion, an obsession with blonde women and Hitchcock’s first ever cameo (as a newspaper editor).

The film’s distinctive style is clearly influenced from German expressionist films such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1919) – Hitchcock has just returned from working in Germany. Matinee idol Ivor Novello gives a highly stylised performance as the enigmatic, sometimes creepy title character, a role he would reprise in Maurice Elvey’s 1932 remake.

Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Featuring

Ivor Novello

Miss June

Arthur Chesney

Marie Ault

Genres

Crime

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Certificate

PG Contains mild threat

Released

1926

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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