FRIDAY,  OCT. 13, 6:30 pm

A Story of the London Fog...

28-year-old Alfred Hitchcock - artist for intertitle cards and sometime AD - had been promoted to full director by Gainsborough and sent off to Germany as part of a bi-national deal to make movies. There, he made The Pleasure Garden and The Mountain Eagle before being recalled and handed a hot property; The Lodger had been a popular novel (by Marie Belloc Lowndes) and play, and hot heart-throb Ivor Novello signed on to star. Nearly everything great about this movie would show up in Hitchcock films for the remainder of his career, from the wrongly-accused man escaping in handcuffs to the juxtaposition of sex and death (just LOOK at the position they find the bodies in!). There's no doubt but that this film is directed by the guy who would do Psycho and Frenzy. Alma Reville (soon to be Mrs. Hitchcock) is the assistant director and editor, and contributes greatly to the film, as she would in her husband's pictures for many years to come. This is the first Hitchcock masterpiece!

1927 / 90 min. / B&W / 1.33:1 / HD

Also on the Program

As usual, to be sure our friends receive every penny's worth of their free admission, we have a plethora of outstanding short subjects, including the next episode of our cliffhanger serial, The Masked Marvel, plus cartoons, Vitaphone shorts, and more.

Coming Distractions

Watch for some film classics comin' up, including Frankenstein, our long-promised Twist party, and more obscure "lost" film noir!

THE LODGER (1927, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)