• Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  • Starring Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, June Tripp
  • 1927 | 90mins | UK | (PG)

This performance will feature a live score from Hugo Max

One of Hitchcock’s first ever films is based on the story of Jack The Ripper. As the suspicion that a neighbour may not be all he seems, the cat- and-mouse tension reaches almost unbearable proportion.

When a landlady (Marie Ault) and her husband (Arthur Chesney) take in a new lodger (Ivor Novello), they're overjoyed: He's quiet, humble and pays a month's rent in advance. But his mysterious and suspicious behavior soon has them wondering if he's the killer terrorizing local blond girls. Their daughter, Daisy (June), a cocky model, is far less concerned, her attraction obvious. Her police-detective boyfriend (Malcolm Keen), in a pique of jealousy, seeks to uncover the lodger's true identity.