The Lodger

The Lodger

Merle Oberon
Director: John Brahm Cast: Merle Oberon
Merle Oberon
, George Sanders
George Sanders
, Laird Cregar
Laird Cregar
John Brahm

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Overview

The Lodger was the third film version of Mrs. Marie Belloc-Lowndes' classic "Jack the Ripper" novel, and in many eyes it was the best (even allowing for the excellence of the 1925 Alfred Hitchcock adaptation). Laird Cregar stars as the title character, a mysterious, secretive young man who rents a flat in the heart of London's Whitechapel district. The Lodger's arrival coincides with a series of brutal murders, in which the victims are all female stage performers. None of this fazes Kitty (Merle Oberon), the daughter of a "good family" who insists upon pursuing a singing and dancing career. Scotland Yard inspector John Warwick (George Sanders), in love with Kitty, worries about her safety and works day and night to solve the murders. All the while, Kitty draws inexorably closer to The Lodger, who seems to have some sort of vendetta on his mind?..Some slight anachronisms aside (for example, the villain falls off a bridge that hadn't yet been built at the time of the story), The Lodger is pulse-pounding entertainment, with a disturbingly brilliant performance by the late, great Laird Cregar.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2016
UPC: 0738329207298
Original Release: 1944
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:24:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historian Gregory William Mank; Audio commentary by film historians Alain Silver and James Ursini; The Man in the Attic: the making of The Lodger - featurette; The Lodger vintage radio show performed by Vincent Price and Cathy Lewis; 2007 restoration comparison; Animated image montage; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Merle Oberon Kitty Langley
George Sanders John Warwick
Laird Cregar The Lodger
Cedric Hardwicke Robert Burton
Sara Allgood Ellen
Aubrey Mather Supt. Sutherland
Queenie Leonard Daisy
Doris Lloyd Jennie
David Clyde Sgt. Bates
Helena Pickard Anne Rowley
Lumsden Hare Dr. Sheridan
Frederic Worlock Sir Gerard
Olaf Hytten Harris
Colin Campbell Harold
Harold de Becker Charlie
Anita Bolster Wiggy
Billy Bevan Publican
Forrester Harvey Cobbler
Skelton Knaggs Costermonger
Edmund Breon Manager
Harry Allen Conductor
Jimmy Aubrey Cab Driver
Wilson Benge Actor
Ruth Clifford Hairdresser
Herbert Clifton Conductor
Cyril Delevanti Stage Hand
Frank Elliott Aides
Herbert Evans Constable
Douglas Gerrard Porter
Charlie Hall Comedian
Gerald Hamer Milkman
Stuart Holmes King Edward
Kenneth Hunter Mounted Inspector
Boyd Irwin Policeman
Colin Kenny Actor
Crauford Kent Actor
Charles Knight Vigilante
Connie Leon Woman
Clive Morgan Plainclothesman
John Rice Mounted Police
John Rogers Down and Outer
Raymond Severn Boy
C. Montague Shaw Stage Manager
Yorke Sherwood Actor
Leslie Sketchley Actor
Will Stanton Newsboy
Bob Stephenson Actor
Donald Stuart Concertina Player
Walter Tetley Call Boy
David Thursby Sergeant
Heather Wilde Girl
Colin Hunter Policeman
Lucien Ballard Actor

Technical Credits
John Brahm Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
James Basevi Art Director
Robert Bassler Producer
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Rene Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
John Ewing Art Director
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Barré Lyndon Screenwriter
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Fred Sersen Special Effects
J. Watson Webb Editor
Kenneth Williams Choreography

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