The Lodger

Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault
68mins   1927   UK   PG   English   

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.

'This restoration of Hitchcock's 1926 silent melodrama offers a gripping prehistory not just of his own work, but the Hollywood thriller itself.' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

With a live piano accompaniment by the masterful and renowned Terry Davies.


Tue 3 April