Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Lodger A.K.A. The Phantom Fiend (1932)

A British thriller directed by Maurice Elvey.
A musician rents a room from a family. The daughter in the family hears a scream from a woman being murdered in a telephone booth.
I had to turn this off at about twenty minutes because I could not hear the dialogue. It sounded like the characters were speaking into a metal trash can. There was also significant dead air hiss, accompanied by crackles and rustling noises. The video was very poor as well. According to Wikipedia, the silent version of this was a hit while the talkie was not. I can hear why. In accordance with my turnoff policy, this gets a shit rating.

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