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.
The film is accompanied by world renowned musician Stephen Horne.
This event is part of the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, Taste of Silents season.