The Lodger (1944)





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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.
Classics , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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20th Century Fox


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

All Critics (2)

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

Full Review… | August 8, 2004
Goatdog's Movies

Laird Cregar's performance was brilliantly disturbing.

Full Review… | April 15, 2003
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Full Review… | November 11, 2003
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Audience Reviews for The Lodger


Personally I found Laird Cregar to be quite annoying to the point it took me completely out of the film!

Juli Norwood
Juli Norwood

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
Julian Toepfer

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

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Randy Tippy

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