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Jack the Ripper (1959)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  1960 (Austria)
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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Patterson ...
Sam Lowry
Eddie Byrne ...
Inspt. O'Neill
Betty McDowall ...
Anne Ford
Ewen Solon ...
Sir David Rogers
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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
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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

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HIS DESIRE WAS TO DESTROY LOVELINESS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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the continental version
11 February 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

In the 50s and 60s British film producers made 2 versions of their films.One the version that would be shown in UK cinemas and the other for more broadminded tastes the other side of the channel.So about half way through the film in the music hall the dancers have just finished the can can.They go back to their dressing room.They start talking in French ,with English subtitles,and all the dancers are undressed.This goes on for the next 5 minutes or so till the next murder.I have often pondered what happened to the continental versions and here some enterprising soul has cut the relevant scenes into the film.It certainly livens it up as it is not one of the better Ripper films,since it deals with it as a who dunnit.The final scenes with the lift though are the most effective part of the film.


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