Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Sunday, August 12 at 3pm
with live musical accompaniment by Steven Ball at the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ
The Lodger introduced themes that would run through much of Hitchcock’s later work: the innocent man on the run, hunted down by a self-righteous society, and a fetishistic sexuality. Perhaps for the first time, a truly cinematic eye was at work in British cinema. While Hitchcock had made two previous films, in later years the director would refer to The Lodger as the first true “Hitchcock film”.
All of London is in an uproar due to recent attacks by a Jack the Ripper-style serial killer known as “The Avenger” who targets blonde women. During this time, a pale, hypersensitive stranger arrives at a family-owned boarding house to take up lodging. He becomes attracted to the proprietor’s pretty blonde daughter Daisy, who is already engaged to a policeman. Daisy, in spite of her parents’ objections, returns the lodger’s overtures. When the trail of the killer leads to the same district in which the boarding house is located, the lodger’s strange behavior places him under suspicion by the family.
Film Prices at Box Office
The Box Office and doors open 1 hour before the screening of The Lodger.
Classic Series: $12 Adults; $10 Child 2 -12, Senior 55+, Military, Tampa Theatre Members, Children under 2 Free
As seen on CityTV