MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,520 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 360 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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 507 titles
created 13 Mar 2011
 
a list of 51 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 201 titles
created 09 Apr 2012
 
a list of 294 titles
created 09 Nov 2012
 
a list of 2209 titles
created 8 months 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... 

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
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A panel of experts examines the five main suspects in the Jack the Ripper murders and determines which of them is the most likely to have committed the crimes.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz
Stars: Paul Begg, Regis Cordic, John Douglas
Jack's Back (1988)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders.

Director: Rowdy Herrington
Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Wealthy, heavily insured men are being murdered at an alarming rate. Scotland Yard investigates and finds clues that lead to a ring of blind men, led by a mysterious "reverend."

Director: Alfred Vohrer
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal, Dieter Borsche
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A group of unsuspecting teens face a railroad reaper in his desert carnival.

Director: Kimberly Seilhamer
Stars: Tony Todd, Sally Kirkland, Douglas Tait
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Fifteen years later she is a troubled young woman who is seemingly possessed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow
Bridge Across Time (TV Movie 1985)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

London Bridge, London, England, 1888. Jack the Ripper dies in the Thames river. London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona, 1985. The last original stone used to rebuild the London Bridge is laid,... See full summary »

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: David Hasselhoff, Stepfanie Kramer, Randolph Mantooth
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers
Stars: Anton Diffring, Erika Remberg, Yvonne Monlaur
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 Mummy (1959)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the 1890s a team of British archaeologists discover the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka but accidentally bring the mummified body of her High Priest back to life. Three years later ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux
Directors: Timothy Woodward Jr., John Kearns Jr.
Stars: Timothy Woodward Jr., Jeremy London, Said Faraj
Jack the Ripper (TV Movie 1977)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Edit

Cast

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

HIS DESIRE WAS TO DESTROY LOVELINESS! (original print ad - all caps) 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: And who might this be?
Inspector O'Neill: Mr. Lowry, sir. He's an American.
Sir David Rogers: That would account for it.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psychos in Love (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bland telling of the story
14 January 2013 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

During a rash of brutal murders, a Scotland Yard inspector asks a visiting American detective for help in quelling the public hysteria while the psycho remains at large and continues his rampage.

This one here turned out to be a pretty uneven affair with some good and bad parts. one of the main problems with this one is the fact that instead of focusing on the savage killing and stalking, it concentrate more on the police investigation and them dealing with the locals, and that in turn leads to this one having a lot of scenes where the two policemen are either investigating a crime scene or breaking up a local mob brought on by the inability to catch the killer, which isn't all that fun. Also of note is the fact that it really doesn't focus on the investigation at all, tending to introduce them after the fact, not do much of anything there and show up elsewhere only to scoff and sneer at the locals for the lack of action in solving the crimes, leaving a lot of time to the women targets living their normal lives. when it does get to some good stuff, it's rather enjoyable with admittedly-brutal stalking scenes for the time-period, resulting in some pretty tense sequences. From the opening walk-through of the foggy streets all the way to the stalking of the dancer once she realizes her suitor's true intentions, it has a couple that make for a good time and the finale is also a lot of fun with a good bit of action and a fun resolution, making it the best part of the film. Overall, this one turned out pretty decent but disappointing.

Today's Rating-Unrated/PG: Violence.


0 of 1 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:
?