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Writers:
L.W. Davidson (screenplay)
Edward Spencer Shew (story)
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Release Date:
13 July 1972 (USA) See more »
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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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Jacqueline The Ripper! 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
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:
Norman Bird ... Police Inspector
Nadine Stapleton ... Young Anna (uncredited)
Ann Way ... Seamstress (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
L.W. Davidson  screenplay
Edward Spencer Shew  story

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Gunning 
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Talbot 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Stannard 
 
Makeup Department
Patricia McDermott .... hair styles supervisor (as Pat McDermott)
Bunty Phillips .... makeup 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 .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
 
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Runtime:
85 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (video rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1971-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:R (certificate #22884)

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The film was released as a double bill with Twins of Evil (1971).See more »
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Agnus Dei (from Giuseppe Verdi 'Requiem')See more »

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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Jacqueline The Ripper!, 18 January 2007
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Particularly all the sour people, who continuously claim that the Hammer Studio ran out of inspiration and professionalism during the early 1970's, should view "Hands of the Rippers", as this is still a highly inventive and marvelously put together period piece. The basic premise of this film is perhaps one of the most ingenious ones ever to come out of the legendary British studios and director Peter Sasdy presents the wholesome with great emphasis on both suspense AND gory bloodshed! The French version's title (which I own) literally translates as "The Ripper's Daughter" and this sums up the synopsis much better than the official title ever could. During the opening sequence, the notorious late 19th Century London serial killer Jack the Ripper is identified by his own wife and their little girl – Anna – painfully witness how her mother too gets slaughtered by her father the monster. Years later, the shy and introvert girl is under the custody of a phony spiritual medium/female pimp but her traumatic memories come to the surface and force her hands to kill as well. Dr. John Pritchard, an early follower of Sigmund Freud, takes Anna in his house and hopes to cure her disturbed behavior by using therapy. However, since he doesn't know what exactly inflicts Anna's murderous rage, several more people (even inside Pritchard's household) are killed. "Hands of the Ripper" lacks a bit of star-power (no Peter Cushing or Christopher Lee in the cast), but the film is fast-paced and the originality of the plot results in multiple tense sequences. Moreover, the setting of London during the turn of the century is greatly captured, with people slowly recovering from the actual Jack the Ripper murder case and reverting too easily to fear & hysteria when it seems there's a new maniac on the loose in the city. The murders are sensational and really, really gruesome and they're extra shocking since nearly all victims (all but one, actually) are sympathetic characters you didn't wish this cruel fate for. This is also one of more intelligent Hammer films, as the screenplay efficiently blends together historical horror with accurate psychological theories and yet still manages to throw in some pure camp and typical Hammer-brutality! The climax, set in the St.Paul Cathedral's gallery of whispers, is breathtaking and almost hauntingly poetic. Truly one of Hammer's most underrated and sadly forgotten horror-highlights.

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