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Year
1927
Runtime
68 min.
Director
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
6,201
Checks
2,154
Favs
120
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
5.6% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
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  1. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Loved it! Hitchcock was coming into his own here. The inter titles are just as fascinating as the movie! The sensualness of the love scene between the two leads is on par with his scene from TO CATCH A THIEF with Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, many years later. Beautiful movie! 5 years 5 months ago
  2. Eduardo Nasi's avatar

    Eduardo Nasi

    I've been watching all Hitchcock's silent movies, and The Lodger is by far the best of them. Although it is one of his first movies, and at least the very first one regarded as truly hitchcockean, it is brilliant. I'd dare to say he would take a few years to come back to such a level of awesomeness. 6 years 10 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Before Hitchcock was Hitchcock, he made a number of silent films. Judging by The Lodger (1927), he was still Hitchcock. The story (remade a couple times) has a family start to wonder if the odd gentleman they've taken as a lodger is really the Ripper-like murderer roaming the foggy streets at night. And so is his interest in their daughter sincerely romantic or something more sinister? The techniques may be primitive, but Hitchcock still manages a number of inventive shots, and uses text cards in interesting ways. In contrast to the big budget affairs of Eisenstein and Lang, he's managing a lot of atmosphere and suspense with a restricted budget and very few sets. Great stuff, and for cinema buffs, it's prototypical Hitchcock in tone and subject matter. It's interesting to see how early his fascinations developed. 11 months 2 weeks ago
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