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Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, The (PG)

Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, The (PG)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

The critical consensus

Make allowances for Ivor Novello’s hammy acting as the mysterious lodger wrongly accused of the killings, and relish instead Hitch’s intuitive grasp of visual storytelling.

****(*)Tom Dawson, Total Film, 30/07/2012

Sawhney's score brings contemporary melodies to Hitch's silent delight.

***(*)(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 06/08/2012

One for Hitch fans, one for thriller fans, one for cinema fans. Do not miss.

Wally Hammond, Little White Lies, 09/08/2012

Alfred Hitchcock's 1926 silent melodrama about a Ripper-style killer is gripping in its sheer brio and control.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/08/2012

The film creaks a fair bit, and isn't a patch on his mature phase. But it's a must for devotees.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 10/08/2012

In conversation with François Truffaut in the 1960s, the Master called his 1927 thriller "the first true Hitchcock movie", and it's being rereleased in a carefully restored version.

Philip French, The Observer, 12/08/2012

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday August 10, 2012, until Thursday August 16, 2012. More info:

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