Man in the Attic
is a 1953 in film mystery film directed by Hugo Fregonese. It was released in the United States on December 23 by Twentieth Century Fox. The movie, based on the 1913 novel The Lodger
by Marie Belloc Lowndes, fictionalizes the Jack the Ripper killings which was previously filmed by The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, by The Lodger (1932 film), by The Lodger (1944 film), and subsequently by The Lodger (2009 film).
The story takes place in London, 1888. On the third night of the Jack the Ripper killings, a man rents out an attic from an older couple in need of extra income. The man (Jack Palance), a research pathologist, begins working on his experiments in the rooms. Helen Harley, the landlady (Frances Bavier), becomes suspicious of the man, especially when her niece Lily Bonner (Constance Smith) shows an interest in him.
- Jack Palance as Slade
- Constance Smith as Lily Bonner
- Byron Palmer as Insp. Paul Warwick
- Frances Bavier as Helen Harley
- Rhys Williams (actor) as William Harley
Jack the Ripper fiction
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Category:American mystery films
Category:Films based on works by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Category:Films set in London
Category:Jack the Ripper in fiction
Category:20th Century Fox films