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THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK

6:10

Wednesday, March 11

Director Berthold Viertel
Cast Conrad Veidt, Anna Lee, Rene Ray
Screenplay Michael Hogan, Jerome K. Jerome, Alma Reville
Based on the play by Jerome K. Jerome
Cinematography Curt Courant
1935 | UK | 35mm print courtesy of the BFI, London | Approx. 90 min. | In English

The boarders at a rundown London rooming house are perpetually at odds, with one couple trying to railroad their daughter into marrying local moneybags. But then mysterious Conrad Veidt (Dr. Caligari, Casablanca) takes that room on the third floor. Screenplay by Alma Reville. The director’s son Peter would later co-write (with Reville and Dorothy Parker) Hitchcock’s Saboteur.

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