The Lodger

Overview

In Belloc-Lowndes' original novel The Lodger, the reclusive young man suspected of being Jack the Ripper turns out to be exactly who he's assumed to be. When Alfred Hitchcock directed the 1926 film version of The Lodger, he was advised that the public would never accept the popular star Ivor Novello as a serial killer, thus the film was given a happy ending. Novello himself wrote the screenplay for the 1932 non-Hitchcock talkie version of The Lodger, which, though updated from the novel's 19th century setting, ...
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Overview

In Belloc-Lowndes' original novel The Lodger, the reclusive young man suspected of being Jack the Ripper turns out to be exactly who he's assumed to be. When Alfred Hitchcock directed the 1926 film version of The Lodger, he was advised that the public would never accept the popular star Ivor Novello as a serial killer, thus the film was given a happy ending. Novello himself wrote the screenplay for the 1932 non-Hitchcock talkie version of The Lodger, which, though updated from the novel's 19th century setting, retains its original shocker climax. Well received at the time of its release but rarely seen in recent years, the 1932 Lodger can be regarded as a serviceable bridge between the 1926 Hitchcock silent and the definitive 1944 20th Century-Fox remake starring Laird Cregar.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/28/2009
  • UPC: 089218586094
  • Original Release: 1932
  • Rating:

  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: B&W
  • Time: 1:02:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,074

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ivor Novello Angeloff
Elizabeth Allan Daisy Bunting
Jack Hawkins Joe Martin
A.W. Baskcomb Mr. Bunting
Barbara Everest Mrs. Bunting
Shayle Gardner Detective Snell
Peter Gawthorne Lord Southcliffe
Kynaston Reeves Bob Mitchell
Drusilla Wills Mrs. Coles
Molly Fisher Gladys
Anthony Holles Sylvano
Andrea Malandrinos Rabinovitch
Iris Ashley
George Merritt Commissioner
Technical Credits
Maurice Elvey Director
Sydney Blythe Cinematographer
Basil Emmott Cinematographer
Julius Hagen Producer
Miles Mander Screenwriter
H. Fowler Mear Screenwriter
Ivor Novello Screenwriter
Paul Rothaz Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Phantom Fiend
2. Chapter 2 [10:03]
3. Chapter 3 [10:05]
4. Chapter 4 [10:14]
5. Chapter 5 [9:34]
6. Chapter 6 [9:31]
7. Chapter 7 [11:50]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Phantom Fiend
   Play
   Chapter Index
   Catalog
   Coming Attractions
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