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Writers:
L.W. Davidson (screenplay)
Edward Spencer Shew (from an original story by)
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Release Date:
13 July 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Hands of Jack the Ripper Live Again...As His Fiendish Daughter Kills Again...And Again...And Again... See more »
Plot:
The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper is witness to the brutal murder of her mother by her father.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The Hands That Rock the Cradle See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Eric Porter ... Dr. John Pritchard

Angharad Rees ... Anna

Jane Merrow ... Laura
Keith Bell ... Michael Pritchard
Derek Godfrey ... Dysart

Dora Bryan ... Mrs. Golding
Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Bryant
Lynda Baron ... Long Liz
Marjie Lawrence ... Dolly
Norman Bird ... Police Inspector
Margaret Rawlings ... Madame Bullard
Elizabeth MacLennan ... Mrs. Wilson
Barry Lowe ... Mr. Wilson
A.J. Brown ... Rev. Anderson
April Wilding ... Catherine
Anne Clune ... 1st Cell Whore
Vicki Woolf ... 2nd Cell Whore
Katya Wyeth ... 1st Pub Whore
Beulah Hughes ... 2nd Pub Whore
Tallulah Miller ... 3rd Pub Whore
Peter Munt ... Pleasants
Philip Ryan ... Police Constable
Molly Weir ... Maid
Charles Lamb ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ... Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)
Nadine Stapleton ... Young Anna (uncredited)
Ann Way ... Seamstress (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
L.W. Davidson (screenplay)

Edward Spencer Shew (from an original story by)

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Gunning 
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Talbot (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Stannard 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia McDermott .... hairdressing supervisor (as Pat McDermott)
Bunty Phillips .... make-up supervisor
Roy Ashton .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Frank Goulding .... sound editor
Kevin Sutton .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Culley .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-18 (2004) (self applied) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2014) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Norway:18 (video rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1971-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (certificate #22884) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Body count 7.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Agnus Dei (from Giuseppe Verdi 'Requiem')See more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Hands That Rock the Cradle, 29 July 2001

Not your typical Hammer vehicle starring Eric Porter as a doctor, influenced by the work of Sigmund Freud, who wants to study a young 17 year-old girl he knows to be a murderer. Porter thinks by analyzing her past he can find out why people murder and maybe prevent the act of murder in the human race in the process. The film is interesting in its objectives yet is a bit uneven in its execution. Directed by Peter Sasdy, who has obvious talent and directed Taste the Blood of Dracula nd Countess Dracula, the film works very hard at focussing on the relationship of childhood memories with adult behaviour, but at the same time wants to incorporate typical Hammer stuff such as big bosoms busting through stretched corsets and lots of blood and bizarre deaths. Angharad Rees plays the murderous daughter of the Whitechapel killer who as a child saw her mother brutally killed and then was orphaned. She does a good job as do all the actors. My biggest problem is with Porter, not his performance, but his character's motivation. I find it a little difficult to believe that a man supposedly intelligent would be so amoral, for he definitely seems to think that he is doing nothing wrong. The film is not all talk. There are several murders, all fairly brutal in their execution(no pun intended). The most ridiculous of these has to be a woman killed by her pince-nez glasses...but I'll let you decide if murder by pince-nez is realistic or not. There are some wonderful scenes too and the climatic one in St. Pauls is extremely powerful.

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