Nottingham Evening Post (15/Sep/1926) - New British Film: Ivor Novello in ''The Lodger''
- article: New British Film: Ivor Novello in The Lodger
- newspaper: Nottingham Evening Post (15/Sep/1926)
- keywords: Alfred Hitchcock, Ivor Novello, June Tripp, Marie Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927)
NEW BRITISH FILM.
IVOR NOVELLO IN "THE LODGER."
There is further satisfactory proof of the fact that British films are on the up grade in "The Lodger," which was trade-shown by W. and F. Film Service today at the Nottingham Scala Theatre. The story is adapted from the novel by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, and is a first-class attraction of the mystery order, with a series of sensational murders of fairhaired girls, committed by some individual who apparently does not prefer blondes.
The direction of this theme by Alfred Hitchcock, a young Englishman who has little to learn from Hollywood in the technique of his craft, judging from some very original and clever devices in this picture, ensures its effectiveness. Ivor Novello gives a striking and arresting performance as the Lodger, against whom suspicion is pointed, and there is a charming heroine in the pretty musical-comedy actress popular with playgoers as "June."