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 sequence involving the killing of Annie Rowley was judged to be so well done that studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck
ordered it placed at the beginning of the picture. Actress Helena Pickard
's face was not shown so that it became a simple matter of re-dubbing the dialog so that she is addressed as "Katie." See more
The police inspector says that a fingerprint was taken from one of the Ripper murder scenes, and the inspector himself carries a vial of fingerprinting powder. However, the Ripper murders took place in 1888; the first criminal identification from fingerprints took place in Argentina in 1892, and the British police did not adopt fingerprinting until 1901. 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.
Version of The Lodger
I Married a Wife (I Wish I Was Single Again)
Played at the theater and sung by and unidentified man at the theater See more