Browning Cinema

The Lodger (1927)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The Lodger Learning Beyond the Classics
Learning Beyond the Classics
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault
Not Rated, 68 minutes, Blu-ray

A silent film from the beginning of Hitchcock’s career that he would later say was the first true “Hitchcock film,” perhaps aided in part because the story based on materials written about Jack the Ripper. When a landlady (Marie Ault) and her husband (Arthur Chesney) take in a new lodger (Ivor Novello), they're stoked: he's quiet, humble, and pays a month's rent in advance. Suspicion, though, begins to creep in as the mystery surrounding his background and his odd behavior could correlate with a string of recent murders. Their daughter, Daisy (June Tripp), laughs off the worries as her attraction in the lodger grows prompting her boyfriend (Malcolm Keen), in a pique of jealousy, to uncover the lodger's true identity.




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