In late Victorian London, Jack the Ripper has been killing and maiming actresses in the night. The Burtons are forced to take in a lodger due to financial hardship. He seems like a nice young man, but Mrs. Burton suspects him of being the ripper because of some mysterious and suspicious habits, and fears for her beautiful actress niece who lives with them. Written by
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The Story of Jack the Ripper
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Did You Know?
The movie was later remade by 20th Century Fox as Man in the Attic
(1953), starring Jack Palance
as Slade. The remake was released under Fox's Panoramic Productions label. Barré Lyndon
's screenplay was updated for the remake by Robert Presnell Jr.
, and Hugo Friedhofer
's music score was also reused. The remake was shot on the same sets, and reused footage from this film of the London police pursuing Jack the Ripper through the streets and over the rooftops. See more
In the scene at the Black Museum, Inspector Warwick mentions the "four murders" but by this point in the film there have been five. See more
Old Cockney Man
"Murders being committed in our midst. Police inadequate. We intend offering a substantial reward to anyone, citizen or otherwise, who shall give information bringing the murderer or murderers to justice." Hmm.
Music by John Crook
Lyrics by Albert Chevalier
Sung by Merle Oberon
(probably dubbed) and danced by her and chorus girls at a theater
Reprised later a cappella by Doris Lloyd See more