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
John Oswalt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Story of Jack the Ripper
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Did You Know?
fell in love with the film's cinematographer, Lucien Ballard
, and they married the following year. Because of facial scars Oberon sustained in a car accident, Ballard developed a unique light for her that washed out any signs of her blemishes. The device is known to this day as the Obie (not to be confused with the Off-Broadway award). See more
The police use flashlights which would not be invented for another ten years. 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