Alfred Hitchcock's first thriller and third directorial effort, The Lodger is a reworking of the Jack the Ripper murders. A serial killer on the loose in London leaves a calling card on each of his blonde, female victims. While unspoken, there is an intimation that these killings have a sexual component to them.
Meanwhile, pretty blond Daisy lives with her parents in a rooming house. Daisy has a boyfriend, Joe, who is a detective investigating the string of murders. When Jonathan Drew, a close-mouthed stranger, rents a room in the
house where Daisy and her family live, he's suspected of being the killer. Daisy's mother becomes convinces of Jonathan's culpability when he returns to his room quite late on the same night that another attractive blonde is
killed. The police take Jonathan into custody, but with Daisy's help, he goes on the lam.
This report prepared by Elana Starr