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A Study in Terror (1965)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  10 August 1966 (USA)
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

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Doctor Murray
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Angela
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Charles Regnier ...
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Prime Minister
Georgia Brown ...
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Duke of Shires
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Home Secretary
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Max Steiner
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Storyline

When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every apparently meaningless detail. He guesses right the victims must be street whores, and doesn't need long to work his way trough a pawn shop, an aristocratic family's stately home, a hospital and of course the potential suspects and (even unknowing) witnesses who are the cast of the gradually unraveled story of the murderer and his motive. Written by KGF Vissers

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Sherlock Holmes meets Jack the Ripper! Here comes the original caped crusader!


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(Westrex Recording System)

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Mary Kelly's one room flat was located on the first floor. See more »

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In 1888, they sing a song "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay!" which is composed by Henry J. Sayers in 1891 and was not introduced into Britain until 1892. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Murray: That is mere conjecture, Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: All circumstantial evidence is conjecture, Murray, but it is often right.
Inspector Lestrade: Mr. Holmes is usually right.
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Version of The Ripper (1997) See more »

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Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-Dee-Aye
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Written by Henry J. Sayers
Sung by Georgia Brown
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A treat for both Holmes and Ripper fans.
21 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a model B-movie: fast-paced, engaging, atmospheric, full of great twists. Most "A" productions would only wish they were this good! Neville makes a suitably arrogant and surprisingly physical Holmes, and Houston is a perfect Dr.Watson. The director does wonders with an obviously low budget. Much, much better than the similar "Murder By Decree". (***)


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