The Lodger
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The Lodger
The Lodger was the third film version of Mrs. Marie Belloc-Lowndes' classic "Jack the Ripper" novel, and in many eyes it was the best (even allowing for the excellence of the 1925 Alfred Hitchcock adaptation). 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. None of this fazes Kitty (Merle Oberon), the daughter of a "good family" who insists upon pursuing… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's something a little comical about Laird Cregar's performance as the Lodger."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Laird Cregar's performance was brilliantly disturbing."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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