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The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)
"Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (original title)

 |  Drama, Horror  |  March 1936 (UK)
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A Fleet Street barber recounts the story of Sweeney Todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money.

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Complete credited cast:
Tod Slaughter ...
Stella Rho ...
John Singer ...
Tobias (as Johnny Singer)
Eve Lister ...
Bruce Seton ...
D.J. Williams ...
Stephen Oakley
Davina Craig ...
Nan
Jerry Verno ...
Pearley
Graham Soutten ...
Beadle (as Ben Souten)
Billy Holland ...
Mr. Parsons
Norman Pierce ...
Mr. Findlay
Aubrey Mallalieu ...
Trader Paterson
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In the Nineteenth Century, in London, the barber Sweeney Todd invites lonely and wealthy costumers in the port to his barbershop on the nearby Fleet Street and murders them to take their money, while his associate Mrs. Lovatt and owner of a bakery below is barbershop gets rid off the bodies. Sweeney uses his fortune to help the fleet owner Stephen Oakley with the intention to force his daughter Joanna to marry him. However, the beloved Joanna's boyfriend Mark Ingerstreet returns rich from his last voyage and Sweeney decides to kill him and steal his fortune in pearl, making Mrs. Lovatt jealous with the situation. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Demon Killer of the Slums  »

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(Ontario)

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(Visatone Marconi)

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1.37 : 1
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The "stone" steps in Sweeney Todd's cellar make very hollow, wooden-sounding noises when walked upon. See more »

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Sweeney Todd: May I polish you off sir?
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This is good reason why Tod Slaughter has his reputation.
13 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nice gem from England done in a very Dickensian style, with Tod Slaughter performing in such a way as to rest all doubts about his great ability to make a cardboard villain into a full-blooded character that we both despise and delight in at the same moment. There can be no false assumption that this is not the work of a group of talented stage performers, which is how the infamous Mr Slaughter made his living in travels about the country, performing in plays of the macabre. He would seem to be a person who'd scare you upon first introduction without really trying. Unfortunate that he never performed in a Hitchcock film, for that would have been a grand collaboration.


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