The Lodger : A Story of the London Fog

UK 1927. Dir Alfred Hitchcock.

With Ivor Novello, June. 98 min.

The Lodger was Hitchcock’s first critical and commercial success, and inspired several subsequent remakes. This Jack the Ripper-type story of a serial killer who, like Hitchcock himself, has a thing for blondes. Audaciously photographed, the film combines sinister scenes of London streets and interiors with equally urban and modern images of media hysteria and mannequin dressing-room thrills.