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The Lodger (1944)

The Lodger





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In this film, Laird Cregar stars as the title character, a mysterious, secretive young man who rents a flat in the heart of London's Whitechapel district. The Lodger's arrival coincides with a series of brutal murders, in which the victims are all female stage performers.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Marie Belloc Lowndes, Barré Lyndon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 9, 2007
20th Century Fox


Merle Oberon
as Kitty Langley
George Sanders
as John Warwick
Laird Cregar
as The Lodger
Cedric Hardwicke
as Robert Burton
Aubrey Mather
as Supt. Sutherland
David Clyde
as Sgt. Bates
Helena Pickard
as Anne Rowley
Lumsden Hare
as Dr. Sheridan
Frederic Worlock
as Sir Gerard
Billy Bevan
as Publican
Skelton Knaggs
as Costermonger
Edmund Breon
as Manager
Harry Allen
as Conductor
Stuart Holmes
as King Edward
Walter Tetley
as Call Boy
Boyd Irwin
as Policeman
Herbert Clifton
as Conductor
Jimmy Aubrey
as Cab Driver
Will Stanton
as Newsboy
Gerald Hamer
as Milkman
C. Montague Shaw
as Stage Manager
Cyril Delevanti
as Stage Hand
Kenneth Hunter
as Mounted Inspector
Donald Stuart
as Concertina Player
John Rogers
as Down and Outer
Wilson Benge
as Vigilante
Charles Knight
as Vigilante
Clive Morgan
as Plainclothesman
Alec Harford
as Conductor
Yorke Sherwood
as Policeman
Colin Hunter
as Policeman
David Thursby
as Sergeant
John Rice
as Mounted Police
Herbert Evans
as Constable
Ruth Clifford
as Hairdresser
Charlie Hall
as Comedian
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Critic Reviews for The Lodger

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 21, 2009
Village Voice
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 15, 2003
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There's something a little comical about Laird Cregar's performance as the Lodger.

Full Review… | August 8, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Lodger

Laird Cregar is fantastically ominous as the title character who may or may not be 'Jack the Ripper'.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

an atmospheric remake of hitchcock's silent. laird cregar was so brilliant in this film that it trapped him forever. after being cast in a similar part in the director's next film, hangover square, he went on a crash diet in hopes of becoming a leading man, which ultimately killed him.

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


As a bit of a Ripperologist, this might be the most historically inaccurate JTR story of all time.

In this story, the Ripper kills actresses instead of prostitutes, none of the names are correct (nor the locations), the police procedural is totally incorrect, and they get him in the end?? No respect for the true story whatsoever.

The acting is bad, from everyone. Cregar is just strange. The plot is slow moving and not much of a thriller, as you know who the villain is 2 minutes into it. Really not much to recommend here. I fail to see why this is held in any kind of regard at all.

Julian Toepfer

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