Wed Oct 3, 2018 – 6:30 pm | Bushel & Peck’s (328 State St.)
Tickets at the Door
Silent Film: The Lodger
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
USA | 68 min | 1927
A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, England. He was the son of Emma Jane (Whelan; 1863 – 1942) and East End greengrocer William Hitchcock (1862 – 1914). His parents were both of half English and half Irish ancestry. He had two older siblings, William Hitchcock (born 1890) and Eileen Hitchcock (born 1892). Raised as a strict Catholic and attending Saint Ignatius College, a school run by Jesuits, Hitch had very much of a regular upbringing. His first job outside of the family business was in 1915 as an estimator for the Henley Telegraph and Cable Company. His interest in movies began at around this time, frequently visiting the cinema and reading US trade journals.