The Lodger (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lodger (1944)





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Movie Info

In this film, Laird Cregar stars as the title character, a mysterious, secretive young man who rents a flat in the heart of London's Whitechapel district. The Lodger's arrival coincides with a series of brutal murders, in which the victims are all female stage performers.


Merle Oberon
as Kitty Langley
George Sanders
as John Warwick
Laird Cregar
as The Lodger
Cedric Hardwicke
as Robert Burton
Aubrey Mather
as Supt. Sutherland
David Clyde
as Sgt. Bates
Helena Pickard
as Anne Rowley
Lumsden Hare
as Dr. Sheridan
Frederic Worlock
as Sir Gerard
Billy Bevan
as Publican
Skelton Knaggs
as Costermonger
Edmund Breon
as Manager
Harry Allen
as Conductor
Stuart Holmes
as King Edward
Walter Tetley
as Call Boy
Boyd Irwin
as Policeman
Herbert Clifton
as Conductor
Jimmy Aubrey
as Cab Driver
Will Stanton
as Newsboy
Gerald Hamer
as Milkman
C. Montague Shaw
as Stage Manager
Cyril Delevanti
as Stage Hand
Kenneth Hunter
as Mounted Inspector
Donald Stuart
as Concertina Player
John Rogers
as Down and Outer
Wilson Benge
as Vigilante
Charles Knight
as Vigilante
Alec Harford
as Conductor
Clive Morgan
as Plainclothesman
Yorke Sherwood
as Policeman
Colin Hunter
as Policeman
David Thursby
as Sergeant
John Rice
as Mounted Police
Herbert Evans
as Constable
Ruth Clifford
as Hairdresser
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Critic Reviews for The Lodger

All Critics (4)

Laird Cregar impresses. [Full review in Spanish]

September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

This is film noir by way of gothic thriller, a shadowy suspense thriller in the Victorian era of gaslight and horse drawn carriages on cobblestone streets, and director John Brahm gives the film a lively energy.

January 27, 2017 | Full Review…

There's something a little comical about Laird Cregar's performance as the Lodger.

August 8, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Laird Cregar's performance was brilliantly disturbing.

April 15, 2003 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Lodger

Laird Cregar is fantastically ominous as the title character who may or may not be 'Jack the Ripper'.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

an atmospheric remake of hitchcock's silent. laird cregar was so brilliant in this film that it trapped him forever. after being cast in a similar part in the director's next film, hangover square, he went on a crash diet in hopes of becoming a leading man, which ultimately killed him.

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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