The Lodger (1927)

The Lodger poster

Gainsborough Pictures
Starring:
 Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A landlady (Marie Ault) suspects the new lodger (Ivor Novello) in her home may be the man killing women around London.

Kitty Cameo: One woman is seen being murdered on a dark London street. A nearby cat is sitting in a bucket and reacts before running away.

The Lodger - multi-colored cat sitting in bucket

The Lodger - multi-colored cat still sitting in bucket

The Lodger - woman screaming and cat jumps out of bucket animated gif

Purr Blur: Later police detective Joe (Malcolm Keen) is seen approaching the apartment through the window at street level. A black cat is sitting by the railings as he approaches, then gets up and scurries ahead of the man’s feet, even coming down the stairs before the detective.

The Lodger - black cat seen by railings through window

The Lodger - black cat seen through window running ahead of detective

The Lodger - black cat runs ahead of detective's feet animated gif

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t stick around to answer questions.


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