Terrorised by an evil landlord, the inhabitants of a shabby London boarding house exist precariously on the edge of disaster and despair. But when a new, rather strange lodger (Conrad Veidt) arrives, things seem to mysteriously take a turn for the better.
The film is based on a short story by Jerome K. Jerome. Viertel’s directs this chamber piece with gusto and Veidt’s performance truly shines.
UK 1935, 90 minutes, directed by Berthold Viertel, co-written by Anna Gmeyner (uncredited)
Historical Film Series – A tribute to Anna Gmeyner and Paul Henreid:
Night Train to Munich
Tuesday, 12 November, 7pm, ACF London
Monday, 18 November, 7pm, ACF London
Tuesday, 3 December, 7pm, ACF London