Watched an excellent early Hitchcock silent thriller today on Amazon for rent TV: THE LODGER (1928). Hitchcock's penchant for blondes was never more evident than in this good silent murder mystery. Well worth viewing this restored silent. Good score as well. Supposed to be the first Hitchcock movie where he appeared momentarily as became his trademark but I am afraid I did not notice him which means I will have to watch it again one of these days.
I loved this movie, it was so different from other silent films I've seen! My opinion of the Lodger changed so many times and so quickly in this movie, I kept thinking I had it all figured out and then something would happen and I'd change my mind. the facial expressions, the wardrobe, the setting, it was all so great. I love at the end when you can see that flashing sign out the window that has been flashing throughout the film (trying not to give anything away). Did the older landlady (I think it was Daisy's mother) drive anyone else crazy? She was so nosy, and she accused before having any substantial facts. Maybe thats just me, but that character really annoyed me, and usually I don't get that annoyed at a character.