Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.
Alfred Hitchcock had just returned from Berlin where he had made The Pleasure Garden (1925) and The Mountain Eagle (1926) back-to-back. There, he had been exposed to German Expressionism having watched F.W. Murnau making The Last Laugh (1924) and was keen to incorporate this into his next feature, shot on home soil.
Tall he was - and his face all wrapped up.
When the lodger is playing a game of chess with Daisy (about 26 minutes into the movie), the chessboard is set up incorrectly. A game of chess is always played with a black square on the far-left and a white square on the far-right of the board as they face it; on this occasion the board is the wrong way around and should be rotated 90 degrees in either direction for it to be correct.