Fox: The Lodger / Hangover Square

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  1. Derek M Germano

    Derek M Germano Second Unit

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    Fox,
    Please release a double feature consisting of THE LODGER(1944) and HANGOVER SQUARE. Both of these superior noirish thrillers star Laird Cregar and George Sanders, in addition to being directed by John Brahm.
    THE LODGER is a terrific film about Jack The Ripper and HANGOVER SQUARE is similarly themed and includes wonderful Bernard Herrmann music.
    Thank you.
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  2. Larry Sutliff

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    I too would love to have both of these moody thrillers on DVD. A documentary on the short but accomplished life of Laird Cregar would be a nice bonus, though I'd be happy to just see nice prints of these two classic chillers.
     
  3. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    I agree, THE LODGER and HANGOVER SQUARE are perfect candidates for a double-feature DVD, and one I'd buy in a heartbeat, if produced. This also holds true for several of Fox's other 1940s and early 1950s suspense thrillers, melodramas and films noir, which also would make great double-feature DVDs. Some examples:
    • Jules "RIFIFI" Dassin's THIEVES' HIGHWAY (1949) and NIGHT & THE CITY (1950)
    • Elia Kazan's PANIC IN THE STREETS (1950) and MAN ON A TIGHTROPE (1953)
    • Marilyn Monroe in DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952) and NIAGARA (1953)
    • Richard Widmark in ROAD HOUSE (1948) and PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953)
    • MOONTIDE (1942) and NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947)
    • Victor Mature in KISS OF DEATH (1947) and CRY OF THE CITY (1948)
    • CALL NORTHSIDE 777 (1949) and FOURTEEN HOURS (1951)
    • Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce in THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (1939) and THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1939)
    I'd really like to see Fox dip further into their pre-1960s library for DVD, the only aspect of their current DVD marketing strategy that is at all lacking.
    [Edited last by Peter M Fitzgerald on July 29, 2001 at 01:31 AM]
     
  4. Douglas R

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    Put me down for THE LODGER and HANGOVER SQUARE also. These two films are really great! What a sad loss Laird Cregar was to the film industry.
     
  5. Dick

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    Excellent choices for a double feature. The Sherlock Holmes films as well. I am sure this will come up on the chat tomorrow.
     
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  7. Jay E

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    Count me in too for this terrific double feature. Fox is doing a great job on their DVD releases with the one exception being their pre 1950 films.
     

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