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10 Rillington Place (1971)

Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.

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London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle-aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, lives in the ground-floor flat at 10 Rillington Place. His 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 somewhere in the house or outside area. His next intended target is Beryl Evans, a young woman who has just moved into the top flat in the house. 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 money ... Written by Huggo

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What happened to Ena and Geraldine and Beryl and Muriel and Rita and Ethel at 10 Rillington Place? See more »

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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29 January 1971 (UK)  »

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The film was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for Sir John Hurt. The nomination was Hurt's first BAFTA nomination (he did not win), with several others following in his career, with Hurt winning a BAFTA next time for Best Actor in a television role for his part in The Naked Civil Servant (1975). See more »

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At the beginning of the film Christie is wearing his medal ribbons for 1914-18. They are back to front, first should be 1914-15 Star, then War Medal and finally Victory medal. The rainbow watered ribbon for the Victory medal is first on his tunic, it should have been last. See more »

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

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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #46.3 (2017) See more »

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One of the best film versions about true crime!
1 August 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

10 Rillington Place is a creepy, eerie film about the true story of an innocent man, Timothy Evans, played by the wonderful John Hurt (who should be Knighted by now) is framed by his landlord, John Reginald Christie played the fabulous Lord Richard Attenborough, for the murder of his pregnant wife, Beryl, and infant daughter, Geraldine. It is a fascinating story about an innocent man. The tragedy continues when the truth about John Reginald Christie's murderous history is revealed by the end of the film. You just never know who could be the serial killer in the infamous house. Unfortunately, the house was destroyed and Rillington Place no longer exists in London. It was renamed Rushton Mews/Close later Wesley Square and it is reported that it has been destroyed to make way for the yuppies who occupy Notting Hill. I would have rather seen the real Rillington Place remain for historic purposes only.


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