MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,607 this week

Jack the Ripper (1959)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  1960 (Austria)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 373 users  
Reviews: 19 user | 6 critic

A serial killer is murdering women in the Whitechapel district of London. An American policeman is brought in to help Scotland Yard solve the case.

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Top 10 TV Shows

Brooke Anderson from "Entertainment Tonight" and Melanie McFarland take a look at the Top 10 TV Shows of 2014 in our new series "IMDb Countdown".

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 189 titles
created 04 Jul 2011
 
a list of 201 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 
a list of 208 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 2 months ago
 
list image
a list of 13 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jack the Ripper" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jack the Ripper (1959)

Jack the Ripper (1959) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jack the Ripper.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jack the Ripper (TV Movie 1958)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An anthology of horror stories hosted by Boris Karloff.

Directors: David MacDonald, Frank P. Bibas, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Boris Karloff, Dorothy Alison, Morris Ankrum
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Director: James Hill
Stars: John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser
The Ripper (Video 1985)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An old antique ring turns a college professor into a homicidal maniac when he puts it on. The ring originaly belonged to Jack the Ripper, and the Ripper's spirit possesses whoever wears it.

Director: Christopher Lewis
Stars: Tom Schreier, Mona Van Pernis, Wade Tower
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

As the 19th century draws to an end London is a city ravaged by poverty, class warfare, disease and unspeakable crime. Amidst the chaos is Catherine Ringward, a beautiful young woman, who ... See full summary »

Director: William Tannen
Stars: Paul Rhys, Emily Raymond, Malcolm McDowell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Robert Knox requires cadavers for his research into the functioning of the human body; local ne'er-do-wells Burke and Hare find ways to provide him with fresh ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Peter Cushing, June Laverick, Donald Pleasence
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Jack Palance, Constance Smith, Byron Palmer
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.

Director: John Gilling
Stars: André Morell, Barbara Shelley, William Lucas
From Hell (2001)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Taking you back to 1888, this extraordinary two-part special goes back to basics, dispelling the myths and misconceptions that have surrounded this case for so long. Reconstructing in 3D ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Begg, John Bennett, Dianne Learmouth
Horror

This modern adaptation takes place in the streets of Los Angeles, where a copycat killer is not only inspired by a true story but also based in part on the actual psychiatric case files of ... See full summary »

Directors: Timothy Woodward Jr., John Kearns Jr.
Stars: Timothy Woodward Jr., Jeremy London, Said Faraj
The Real Jack the Ripper (TV Movie 2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Real Jack the Ripper looks at the 'Autumn of Terror' in London's East end in 1888 through the eyes of the victims of Jack the Ripper.

Director: David Mortin
Stars: Robert Latimer Cornell, Paul Begg, Jonathan Bennett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Patterson ...
Sam Lowry
Eddie Byrne ...
Inspt. O'Neill
Betty McDowall ...
Anne Ford
Ewen Solon ...
...
Dr. Tranter
George Rose ...
Clarke
Philip Leaver ...
Music Hall Manager / O'Reilly
Barbara Burke ...
Kitty Knowles
Anne Sharp ...
Helen Morris
Denis Shaw ...
Simes
Jack Allen ...
Asst. Commissioner
Jane Taylor ...
Hazel
Dorinda Stevens ...
Margaret / Maggie
Hal Osmond ...
Snakey the pickpocket (as Hal Osmonde)
George Street ...
Station Sergeant
Edit

Storyline

In 1888, Jack the Ripper is on his killing spree. Scotland Yard Inspector O'Neill is pleased to welcome to London his old friend Sam Lowry, a New York City detective who has come to visit him and is only too happy to help out with the case. Sam becomes attracted to Anne Ford, a modern woman for the age, but her guardian, Dr. Tranter doesn't quite approve. The good doctor also seems to be out when the Ripper murders occur. As the population edge ever loser to taking the law into their own hands, the police slowly close in the killer. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

This "Lady" Has Taken Her Last Walk! See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1960 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Joseph E. Levine tried to duplicate the success he had with Hercules (1958) (U.S. title: "Hercules") in the U.S. by using the same techniques. He spent $1 million (an extraordinary sum in 1959) on the promotional campaign that included extensive use of TV spots. This was backed up with the saturation booking of 643 prints. See more »

Quotes

Sir David Rogers: Mary Clarke. Are you Mary Clarke? Where can I find Mary Clarke?
See more »

Connections

Version of From Hell (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Fair
12 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Jack the Ripper (1959)

** (out of 4)

Atmospheric and moody version of the infamous serial killer. This isn't quite as good as the version with Klaus Kinski but it remained entertaining throughout. The director does a great job building up the atmosphere of 1888 London but for some strange reason he never pushes the "mystery" surrounding the case. He throws a lot of suspects at us but for some reason he never tries to build up a mystery film as to who the killer is. There's a big twist at the end, which makes one think the film is going to do something with it but it never does. I'm not exactly sure what the filmmakers were going for but the movie still works.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Jack the Ripper (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?