This is the first talky remake of a book and later Alfred Hitchcock movie called “The Lodger”, inspired by Jack the Ripper. It seems people prefer Hitchcock’s silent version, this remake was made while talking in movies was still in a refining phase, and the characters change a bit in odd ways because of that.
The Phantom Fiend
Also Known As: The Lodger
Released: 12 Dec 1932
Directed By: Maurice Elvey
Written By: Marie Belloc Lowndes (novel), Miles Mander (scenario), Paul Rotha (scenario), H. Fowler Mear (adapted for the screen by)
Starring: Ivor Novello, Elizabeth Allan, A.W. Baskcomb, Barbara Everest