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Uniform Title Lodger (Motion picture : 1927)
Title The lodger [videorecording] : a story of the London fog / Michael Balcon and Carlyle Blackwell, by arrangement with C.M. Woolf, present ; scenario, Eliot Stannard ; produced by Gainsborough Pictures ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    LOD    Available
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (91 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert.
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. stamping rda
DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical stereo Dolby Digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
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Series The Criterion Collection ; 885
Criterion collection ; 885.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full frame (1.33:1 aspect ratio); stereo, Dolby Digital.
Language Silent film with English intertitles and orchestral score.
Cast Cast of The lodger: Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June, Malcolm Keen.
Cast of Downhill: Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Ian Hunter, Isabel Jeans, Jerrold Robertshaw, Sybil Rhoda, Annette Benson, Lilian Braithwaite.
Credits The lodger: director of photography, Baron Ventimiglia ; art directors, C. Wilfrid Arnold and Bertram Evans ; editor and titling, Ivor Montagu ; new orchestral score, Neil Brand ; music performed by the Orchestra of Saint Paul's.
Downhill: director of photography, Claude McDonnell; editor, Lionel Rich.
Note Title from title frame.
The lodger based on the novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes; Downhill based on the play by Ivor Novello and Constance Collier.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1927.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Note "A restoration by the BFI National Archive in association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Network Releasing and Park Circus Films"--Opening screens.
Includes the 1927 silent Hitchcock film, Downhill, also known as When boys leave home: Public schoolboy Roddy Berwick is expelled from school when he takes the blame for a friend's theft and his life falls apart in a series of misadventures.
Summary "With his third feature film, The Lodger: a Story of the London Fog, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut. This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women. The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director's formal and thematic obsessions. In this release, The Lodger is accompanied by Downshill, another silent from 1927 that explores Hitchcock's "wrong man" trope, also headlined by Novello--making for a double feature that reveals the master of the macabre as he was just coming into his own"--Container.
Contents disc 1. The Lodger -- disc 2. Downhill / C.M. Woolf and Michael Balcon present ; directed by Alfred Hitchcock ; produced by Gainsborough Pictures ; scenario, Eliot Stannard as David L'Estrange.
Note Special features: Downhill, director Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 feature film starring Ivor Novello, in a 2k digital restoration with a new piano score by Brand; new interview with film scholar William Rothman on Hitchcock's visual signatures; The Bunting House: new video essay by art historian Steven Jacobs about Hitchcock's use of architecture; excerpts from audio interviews with Hitchcock by filmmakers Fran├žois Truffaut (1962) and Peter Bogdanovich (1963); radio adaptation of The Lodger from 1940, directed by Hitchcock; new interview with Brand on composing for silent film; essays (in insert) on The Lodger and Downhill by critic Philip Kemp.
Subject Serial murderers -- England -- London -- Drama.
Boardinghouses -- England -- London -- Drama.
Landlord and tenant -- England -- London -- Drama.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc, 1868-1947 -- Film adaptations.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Silent films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980, film director.
Balcon, Michael, 1896-1977, film producer.
Blackwell, Carlyle, 1888-1955, film producer.
Stannard, Eliot, screenwriter.
Di Ventimiglia, Gaetano, director of photography.
Brand, Neil, composer (expression)
Montagu, Ivor Goldsmid Samuel, 1904-1984, editor of moving image work.
Arnold, C. Wilfred, art director.
Evans, Bertram, art director.
Novello, Ivor, 1893-1951, actor.
Ault, Marie, 1870-1951, actor.
Chesney, Arthur, 1882-1949, actor.
Tripp, June, 1901-1985, actor.
Keen, Malcolm, 1887-1970, actor.
Webster, Benjamin, 1864-1947, actor.
McKinnel, Norman, 1870-1932, actor.
Irvine, Robin, 1901-1933, actor.
Hunter, Ian, 1900-1975, actor.
Jeans, Isabel, 1891-1985, actor.
Robertshaw, Jerrold, 1866-1941, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Lowndes, Marie Belloc, 1868-1947. Lodger.
Gainsborough Studios, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Story of the London fog
Note Downhill also known as: When boys leave home
Added Title Container of (work): Downhill (Motion picture)
Container of (work): Lodger (Radio play)
ISBN 9781681433189
Standard No. 715515198912
Music No. CC2775D The Criterion Collection

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