MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,124 this week

10 Rillington Place (1971)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 4,102 users  
Reviews: 67 user | 27 critic

London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, manages the apartment building at 10 Rillington Place. His unassuming demeanor masks the fact ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 07 Feb 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 08 Nov 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 10 Rillington Place (1971)

10 Rillington Place (1971) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 10 Rillington Place.
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Compulsion (1959)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi
Bundy (2002)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The story of serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Matthew Bright
Stars: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Julianna McCarthy
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A woman can not accept that her boyfriend dumped her.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three performers for six roles: this is the game of the film. A melodrama about two love triangles. In the first, Hagalin is killed by his mistress and her lover. In the second, attorney ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Orson Welles, Juliette Gréco, Bradford Dillman
See No Evil (1971)
Certificate: GP Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young blind woman is pursued by a maniac while staying with family in their country manor.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey
Arena (1953)
Drama | Sport | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Rodeo rider's marriage is endangered because of his commitment to the sport.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Gig Young, Jean Hagen, Polly Bergen
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander
The Last Run (1971)
Certificate: GP Action | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A former getaway driver from Chicago (George C. Scott) has retired to a peaceful life in a Portuguese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Fleischer, John Huston
Stars: George C. Scott, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere
The Krays (1990)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's 60's underworld.

Director: Peter Medak
Stars: Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, Billie Whitelaw
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Glenda Jackson, Daniel Massey, Yvonne Mitchell
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Some university students change their views on sex after hearing a lecture on the blind Syrian philosopher Al-Maarri. He gets his way with one of them after sneaking what I imagine is ... See full summary »

Director: Ghannam Ghannam
Stars: Tawfiq Asha, Ghada El-Shamaa, Ighraa
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Pat Heywood ...
Isobel Black ...
Alice
Miss Riley ...
Baby Geraldine
Phyllis MacMahon ...
Muriel Eady (as Phyllis Macmahon)
Ray Barron ...
Workman Willis
Douglas Blackwell ...
Workman Jones
Gabrielle Daye ...
Mrs. Lynch
Jimmy Gardner ...
Mr. Lynch
Edward Evans ...
Police: Det. Inspector
Tenniel Evans ...
Police: Det. Sergeant
David Jackson ...
Police: Constable
Jack Carr ...
Police: Constable
Edit

Storyline

London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, manages the apartment building at 10 Rillington Place. His unassuming demeanor masks the fact of being a serial killer. His modus operandi is to act as a person with a medical background, lure unsuspecting women to his apartment on the pretense of curing them of some ailment, knock them unconscious with carbon monoxide gas, gain his sexual release through contact with the unconscious body, then strangle the victim dead before disposing of the body usually by burying it in his back yard. His next intended target is Beryl Evans, a young woman who has just moved into a flat in his building. Beryl's husband, Tim Evans, is an illiterate man who likes to put on airs. Already with an infant daughter named Geraldine, the Evanses learn they are going to have another baby, which they cannot afford to have, nor can they afford to abort the pregnancy. This problem, on top of the constant issue of lack of... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What happened to the women at 10 Rillington Place? See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 1971 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

10 Rillington place  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in the real Rillington Place, which had changed its name to Ruston Close in 1954, the year after Christie's execution. Filming took place in no.7 when the occupants of no.10 refused filming to take place. The street was later demolished at the end of 1970 and the area later redeveloped, completed in 1977 as Bartle Road and St Andrew's Square. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film where Christie is arrested, the police constable leads him away from Putney Bridge (seen in the background). Putney police station is, in fact in the opposite direction in the Upper Richmond Road. The direction the constable takes Christie in the film would only lead down the river towpath towards Hammersmith. See more »

Quotes

Timothy John Evans: You know what I've got waiting for me when I get home.
Man in Pub: The rent collector.
Timothy John Evans: Tucked up in bed next to my wife.
Man in Pub: What I said, the rent collector.
Timothy John Evans: I'll punch you next time if you don't watch it.
Man in Pub: Cool it, Taffy.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Prologue to opening credits: "This is a true story Whenever possible the dialogue has been based on official documents" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psychoville: Joy (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Creepy film, but excellent!
5 February 2002 | by (derby, kansas usa) – See all my reviews

This British thriller is one of the best films I have ever seen. It tells the story of John Christie, the serial killer whose "career" lasted from the middle 1940's until the early 1950's. The name is taken from the scene of the murders; 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London.

Chillingly portrayed by the great actor Richard Attenborough , Christie was a little mouse of a man who first lured his victims home on some pretext or other, usually by saying that he could perform some desired medical procedure on them, for example, an abortion, which was illegal at the time. Once there, he put them at ease by offering them a cup of tea, deceived them into breathing gas from the pipe, rendering them unconscious, then strangled them. He disposed of the bodies, at first by burying them in the garden, then putting them under the sink in the water closet, and finally by tearing up and replacing floorboards and papering over cupboards.

The primary reasons that Christie was able to do what he did for so long were first of all the war. London was undergoing the blitz, and people had a tendency to disappear during the bombing. Another reason was that he was able to turn the suspicions of the police from him to a not very bright truck driver named Timothy Evans, (played by John Hurt) who was convicted of the death of his baby daughter, and was also suspected in the murder of his wife, but due to English law could only be tried for one or the other of them. He was hanged in 1950. The scene in the film where Evans is hanged is chilling, and quite accurate.

Slow at first and shot on location at the actual scene of the murders, the film shows a dangerous manipulative killer hiding behind a bland, mild exterior. Because he appeared so mild, Christie was all the more terrifying. Attenborough brings this out expertly and the overall effect is very creepy.

This superbly-acted film is British cinema at its' very best.

Cup of tea, anyone?


57 of 60 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
British Hanging martynbaggs
Ethel angelfox
A Very chilling line bsfraser2003
Question about the book JohnnyMorrissey
wow- read freakshow_17
john hurt janice-scott5
Discuss 10 Rillington Place (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?