A tight, gripping little film with a noir-ish feel. Cregar gives his defining performance, and Oberon is lovely as usual. A shame she isnt well remembered today. Overall, I could listen to George Sanders read the phonebook and be intrigued, an easy film to recommend. Short and sweet with some good moments. 3.5 stars
Hitchcock's adaptation of Lowndes's book is wonderful, but thankfully Brahm's is different in a lot of ways, making this a fairly good film in its own right. The wonderful cinematography emphasizes Cregar's threatening demeanor, and the ending is powerful. A thriller well worth the look, although the behaviour of the lodger still makes little sense. Would he really make himself noticed like that?