The Lodger | 1944

The Lodger is a 1944 horror film about “Jack the Ripper” based on the novel of the same name by Marie Belloc Lowndes.

The film stars Merle Oberon, George Sanders and Laird Cregar and features actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke and was directed by John Brahm from a screenplay by Barré Lyndon.

Lowndes’ story had previously been filmed in 1926 as a silent film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and with sound in 1932 as The Lodger.

It was remade again in 1953 as Man in the Attic, starring Jack Palance and again in 2009 by David Ondaatje.

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