Directed by Alfred Hitchcock | 1926
With Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen, Miss June, Arthur Chesney, Marie Ault
In “the first true Hitchcock movie,” as the Master himself dubbed it, matinee idol Ivor Novello was cast against type as a marvelously creepy Jack the Ripper-type serial killer who stalks the fog-shrouded London alleyways for his (yup, you guessed it) blonde victims. Filmed with an appropriately expressionist eye, The Lodger boasts a particularly inventive scene that has Hitch shooting the killer’s nervously paced footsteps through a plate-glass floor. “Thanks to the BFI’s pristine restoration it’s never looked better. A glorious renewal” (Time Out London).
by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra creates new scores for silent films using the same repertoire used by movie theater orchestras in the 1920s. They have been performing and recording silent film music since 1994 and are considered one of the finest groups reviving this tradition today.