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Lodger / A Story Of The London Fog / The Case Of Jonathan Drew


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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
6.88 /10
 
Starring
Ivor Novello, June Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney
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Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Written by: Eliot Stannard, Alfred Hitchcock

 
 
 
Released: 1926
   
Genre: IMPORTANT
SILENT
CRIME
THRILLER
COSTUME
   
Origin: UK
   
Length: 84
 
 


 
A detective (Malcolm Keen) accuses a lodger (Ivor Novello) of muder.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Hitchcock's silent thriller brilliantly conjures up an atmosphere of threat and terror in the London fog. Influenced by German expressionism, Hitchcock foreshadows the Fritz Lang masterpiece M (1931) in the mob's hunt for Novello. One of Hitchcock's favourite themes - the man unjustly accused - is established here, as is his taste for making cameo appearances in his own films.

"The first time I exercised my style... You might almost say it was my first picture."
(Alfred Hitchcock, 1966)



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