Alfred Hitchcock | UK | 1927 | 91 mins | PG | Silent with live score
A serial killer is on the loose in London and the city is on high alert. Meanwhile, the mysterious new lodger at the home of Mr and Mrs Bunting starts to attract suspicion. Could he be the man police are hunting for?
This classic ‘tale of the London fog’ has long been recognised, not least by its director, as ‘the first true Hitchcock movie’. Inspired by a play and novel about Jack the Ripper, Hitchcock’s second feature and first suspense film anticipated his interest in erroneous accusations and his increasingly expert play with point of view. After a remarkably dynamic first 15 minutes beginning with a blonde’s murder and charting the responses of police, press and public, the story proper starts with the emergence from the fetid city fog of a mysterious stranger keen to rent a room in the home of golden-haired fashion model Daisy. Despite her detective boyfriend’s objections, Daisy takes to the handsome newcomer, to the consternation of her mother who’s troubled by her tenant’s nocturnal outings…
Live score with be performed by Jonathan Best from Yorkshire Silent Film Festival
“Come to the film with an open mind, and be amazed by all the early-cinema roughness that Hitchcock would spend his career successfully smoothing away…electrifying…simply extraordinary” – Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
“One for Hitch fans, one for thriller fans, one for cinema fans. Do not miss.” – Wally Hammond, Little White Lies
This screening does not include any adverts or trailers, with the film beginning just after the advertised start time of 20:30, preceded by a brief introduction.
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