The Lodger (1932 film)

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The Lodger
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U.S. Lobby card
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by Julius Hagen
Written by Miles Mander and Paul Rotha (scenario)
H. Fowler Mear (adaptation)
Ivor Novello (uncredited)
Based on the novel by Marie Belloc Lowndes (as Mrs. Belloc Lowndes)
Starring Ivor Novello
Elizabeth Allan
Music by W.L. Trytel (uncredited)
Cinematography Basil Emmott
William Luff
Sydney Blythe (uncredited)
Edited by Jack Harris
Distributed by Woolf & Freedman Film Service (UK)
Release date
8 September 1932 (London) (UK)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Lodger is a 1932 British thriller film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan and Jack Hawkins.[1] It is based on the novel The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes, also filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1927 (also starring Novello); by John Brahm in 1944; by Hugo Fregonese, as Man in the Attic, in 1953; and by David Ondaatje in 2009.[2]

The film is also known as The Phantom Fiend in the United States, where it was released in truncated form in 1935.[3][4]

In the 2001 film Gosford Park, Ivor Novello is taunted that the film "should just flop like that." The screenwriter Julian Fellowes states in an audio commentary that Novello's talkie remake failed, while the silent original had been a hit.



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