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The Lodger1927. USA. 68 min.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Featuring: June Tripp, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Malcolm Keen, Arthur Chesney.
Directed by “Master of Suspense” Alfred Hitchcock, this silent film depicts a London serial killer, known as “The Avenger,” who murders blonde women on Tuesday evenings. When a handsome young man who looks strikingly similar to the murderer asks about a local room for rent, the landlady’s suspicions begin to rise. A detective becomes jealous as the landlady’s daughter, a young blonde woman, grows closer with the new lodger. The detective’s jealousy leads him to investigate the mysterious man and simultaneously try to catch the killer before more innocent people are found dead. Introduction by Ben Mankiewicz, with live musical accompaniment by Matthew Marshall and the Reel Music Trio