The lodger : 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.

Standardized Title:
Lodger (Motion picture : 1927).
Other Title:
Story of the London fog
Downhill also known as: When boys leave home
Two-DVD special edition.
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Criterion collection ; 885.
The Criterion Collection ; 885
2 videodiscs (91 min.) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert (1 leaf, folded to 19 cm.).
4 3/4 in. stamping
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Serial murderers -- England -- London -- Drama.
Boardinghouses -- England -- London -- Drama.
Landlord and tenant -- England -- London -- Drama.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc, 1868-1947 -- Film adaptations.
Lowndes, Marie Belloc, 1868-1947.
Landlord and tenant.
Serial murderers.
England -- London.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Silent films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Silent films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Motion pictures, Great Britain.
Fiction films.
Silent films -- Great Britain.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Silent film with English intertitles and orchestral score.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
digital optical stereo Dolby Digital
full screen (1.33:1)
video file DVD video region 1
"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.
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.
(The lodger) Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June, Malcolm Keen.
(Downhill) Ivor Novello, Ben Webster, Norman McKinnel, Ian Hunter, Isabel Jeans, Jerrold Robertshaw, Sybil Rhoda, Annette Benson, Lilian Braithwaite.
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.
Title from title frame.
The lodger is based on The lodger / by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes; Downhill based on Downhill / by Ivor Novello and Constance Collier.
Videodisc release of two motion pictures produced in 1927.
"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.
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 François 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.
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.
Gainsborough Studios, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Container of: Downhill (Motion picture)
Container of: Lodger (Radio play)
Publisher Number:
CC2775DDVD The Criterion Collection
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