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Man in the Attic (1953)

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Man in the Attic is a sweat-stained remake of the oft-filmed Mary Belloc Lowndes suspense story The Lodger. Jack Palance plays a mild, secretive pathologist who rents an attic apartment in the heart of London. Palance falls in love with dancer Constance Smith, daughter of the landlady, but she doesn't seem interested. Meanwhile, several unsolved murders of women have been committed on the fogbound London streets--and all of the victims are showgirls. Unlike Hitchcock's 1926 version of The Lodger, the most likely suspect is indeed the "Jack the Ripper" character hunted by the police. The only surprise in Man in the Attic is that the London bobbies didn't arrest Jack Palance on sight long before the movie started.

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Cast

Constance Smith
as Lily Bonner
Rhys Williams
as William Harley
Byron Palmer
as Inspector Paul Warwick
Frances Bavier
as Helen Harley
Sean McClory
as 1st Constable
Leslie E. Bradley
as 2nd Constable
Lester Matthews
as Inspector Melville
Harry Cording
as Sgt. Bates
Lillian Bond
as Annie Rowley
Lilian Bond
as Annie Rowley
Lisa Daniels
as Mary Lenihan
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Critic Reviews for Man in the Attic

All Critics (2)

There's apparently no need or reason for this remake.

April 15, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Jack the Ripper, this time with a dull blade played by Jack Palance before he turned into a raging ham.

August 21, 2006 | Rating: 2/5
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Audience Reviews for Man in the Attic

Another one of those great Black & White old school films, This one Jack Palance plays a great part as Jack the Ripper, never prove he's the ripper, but we the watchers of this film know better. But he's fallen for a girl, and a detective from Scotland Yard has also fallen for her, give you one guess on who is going to win the girls heart. Its one of the better parts that I have seen Jack play. My copy came in a two pack, the other movie was A Blueprint for Murder, Get and enjoy this pair, I did 4 Stars. 3-19-13

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