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The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1927]

Release Date:06/27/2017
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    Special Features

    • Downhill, another 1927 feature directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Ivor Novello, with a new piano score by Brand
    • Excerpts from audio interviews with Hitchcock by filmmakers François Truffaut (1962) and Peter Bogdanovich (1963 and 1972)
    • New interview with Brand on composing for silent film
    • New interview with film scholar William Rothman on Hitchcock's visual signatures
    • New score by composer Neil Brand, performed by the Orchestra of Saint Paul's
    • New video essay by art historian Steven Jacobs about Hitchcock's use of architecture
    • Radio adaptation of The Lodger from 1940, directed by Hitchcock


    The Lodger
    While the silent The Lodger was not director Alfred Hitchcock's first film, it was the first to truly deserve the designation "A Hitchcock Picture". British matinee idol Ivor Novello plays Jonathan Drew, a quiet, secretive young man who rents a room in a London boarding house. Drew's arrival coincides with the reign of Terror orchestrated by Jack the Ripper. As the film progresses, circumstantial evidence begins to mount, pointing to Drew as the selfsame Ripper. In addition to Novello's 1932 remake, The Lodger was remade in 1944 with Laird Cregar, then again in 1953 as Man in the Attic, with Jack Palance as Jonathan Drew. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Ivor Novello
      Ivor Novello - The Lodger/Jonathan Drew
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      Marie Ault - Mrs. Jackson, her mother
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      Arthur Chesney - Mr. Bunting
    • Alfred Hitchcock
      Alfred Hitchcock
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      June - Daisy Jackson

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