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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 ...
Mark
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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(Visatone Marconi)

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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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A tongue-in-cheek version of a classic tale

The customary ham served up by Todd Slaughter, thickly sliced. Tod is magnificent as the demented Sweeney, "polishing off" his victims with sadistic glee. It may look a bit dated, with the usual creaky sets, but it is enjoyable high-jinks nevertheless.


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