Movie Title Card Series of the Day: Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER (1927)




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Trivia from IMDB:

The movie is based on the book of the same name, by Marie Belloc Lowndes. It was the first book to offer a solution to the Jack The Ripper killings. The book is supposedly based on an anecdote told to the painter Walter Sickert by the landlady when renting a room; she said that the previous tenant had been Jack the Ripper. The book was quite popular in its day, was filmed numerous times, and adapted for the radio multiple times, once with Peter Lorre as the lodger…

This is the first film directed by Alfred Hitchcock in which he makes one of his trademark cameo appearances.
Ivor Novello reprised his role in the 1932 sound remake of The Phantom Fiend (1932), directed by Maurice Elvey. Hitchcock was asked to serve as director for the remake, but declined. The 1932 film was released in the United States as “The Phantom Fiend.”
Alfred Hitchcock‘s cameo as an extra came by accident when he didn’t have enough people for extras in a scene, he decided to help by appearing in the scene himself. As a result, he decided to turn his appearance into one of his trademarks with him performing silent walk-on bits in most of his later films appearing as uncredited extras…
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2 Comments on “Movie Title Card Series of the Day: Alfred Hitchcock’s THE LODGER (1927)”

  1. danyulengelke says:

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  2. Laura O says:

    Thanks for mentioning my post. I love Hitchcock and really enjoyed this film. It was really interesting to see such an early Hitchcock film, and how even then he was pushing the boundaries of what was possible in film making.

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