Lowndes story had previously been filmed in 1927 as a silent film, the lodger. The lodger 1944 film the lodger is a 1944 horror film about jack the ripper, based on the novel of the same name by marie belloc lowndes. A story of the london fog is a 1927 hitchcock movie, considered as the first true hitchcock film by many and himself. The 1927 silent film the lodger, subtitled a story of the london fog, isnt the first film directed by alfred hitchcock, but its the one he called.
Hollywood is to remake the lodger, alfred hitchcock s 1927 film about a mysterious tenant who may or may not be a serial killer. The lodger 1927, based on the hunt for jack the ripper, was hitchcocks second completed film. One of the film making industrys greatest auteurs, alfred hitchcock undoubtedly earned his title as the master of suspense, with his thrilling films loved by the viewing public over a. The lodger is the first true hitchcock film and his. The lodger 1927 alfred hitchcock feature drama, thriller. The 1927 silent film the lodger, subtitled a story of the london fog, isnt the first film directed by alfred hitchcock, but its the one he called the first true hitchcock film set in a. Inspired by the notorious jack the ripper killings of 1888, the novel tellsas does hitchcocks filmof a london family who, having rented a. A story of the london fog is a silent horror classic, and not just because its old. Its hitchcock because its tightly made, visually dramatic, and it. A story of the london fog 1927 occurs about 2 minutes into the film and is the first known cameo appearance by the director.
A story of the london fog, directed by alfred hitchcock, and with. It was an international sensation, establishing the 28 yearold director as a major force in british film. While the silent the lodger was not director alfred hitchcocks first film, it was the first to truly deserve the designation a hitchcock picture. While the silent the lodger was not director alfred hitchcock s first film, it was the first to truly deserve the designation a hitchcock picture. It stars merle oberon, george sanders, and laird cregar, features sir cedric hardwicke, and was directed by john brahm from a screenplay by barre lyndon. I am surprised at the quality despite a few scratches here and there. A story of the london fog is a 1927 british silent film directed by alfred hitchcock and starring marie ault, arthur chesney, june tripp, malcolm. To begin with, i feel i should assess this film s realism. Sir alfred hitchcock 18991980 became a director of note with this silent film, his first thriller and only his third directorial effort, which shows the young masters talents being developed in embryo. The lodger is the first true hitchcock film and his first. Its early in the sense that its still creaky at times. A good cast cant save the lodger, the utterly wrongheaded fourth movie version of a 1910 novel inspired by jack the ripper that was most famously filmed by alfred hitchcock in 1926. As news of the murder seen at the start of the film spreads, we see various scenes set inside a newspaper office.395 1371 106 430 1160 999 293 807 1501 1409 1277 653 46 645 1569 851 1467 940 686 59 1485 714 536 94 645 575 905 1078 721 68 47 99 1276 1496 785 938 961 341 895