For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
14 Ratings

Man in the Attic

Directed by Hugo Fregonese
United States, 1953
Thriller, Mystery


This Hollywood adaptation of the Marie Belloc Lowndes novel The Lodger stars a very young Jack Palance as a research pathologist who rents an attic room on the night of the third Jack the Ripper slaying and quickly becomes a suspect.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Man in the Attic Directed by Hugo Fregonese

What are people saying?

  • José Neves's rating of the film Man in the Attic

    Digital. The strange face of Palance in the strange and several times filmed -imagined- figure of Jack the Ripper, in a foggy London of dark skewed alleys, conducive spaces to horror. This is the best of the film, the murderer scenes, debtors of the best German expressionism lesson: the torture of beings as crooked as the streets where they hide, space and light in concordance with the soul.

Related films