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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 »
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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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A flickering light leads to the kiss of death. 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)
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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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For the climactic scenes in St Paul's Cathedral - permission was requested and turned down to film on location. A replica was built instead.See more »
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »
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Agnus Dei (from Giuseppe Verdi 'Requiem')See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A flickering light leads to the kiss of death., 20 June 2006
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Jack the Ripper's young daughter Anna; witness the grisly murder that her father committed against her mother. Many years have past and she been adopted by an old lady who fakes being a medium with the help of the girl. But one night these traumatic memories of her mother's death and her father kissing her cause to enter a trance because of a glittering light and she murders whoever decides to kiss her. A psychiatrist - Dr John Pritchard is an idealist that decides to take her in, as he believes he can discover and eventually cure the girl's unstable condition.

Like father… daughter will follow. Well, the voices in her head made sure. After watching this - I couldn't believe director Peter Sasdy went from this credible Hammer flick to the ridiculously monstrous "I Don't Want to Born" that I watched only a fortnight ago. Um, "Hand of the Ripper" is quite a big step up. "Taste the blood of Dracula" is even better. This Hammer production takes on the Jack the Ripper legend with a quite different and cerebral angle. Amongst psychological edge -- there's even a slasher touch about it. But those looking for high camp might be slightly disappointed. The skillful direction by Sasdy conjures up some flair, outlandishly violent deaths and a hauntingly, harrowing conclusion. The workman like production injects a very detailed and quite realistic backdrop of the grimy period. The empowering, but professionally orchestrated score is hard to shake as it works around with the moods effectively. Acting from the cast was very solid even if they had somewhat stilted characters. Eric Porter gave a strong performance as the determined doctor who has his own personal agenda and the ravishing Angharad Rees is naturally good as (daddy's little girl) Anna. Now onto the weakest points. The muddled story is fuelled by many ideas, but still it has some illogical aspects and certain reasoning's that just don't rub off. The script probably does ponder on with some unusual turns, being flooded with scientific jargon and unconvincing relationships that don't really lead anywhere. For some the pacing could be quite slow and while; I didn't find it spectacular and filled with such excitement, but there was enough going on to keep me watching.

Hammer's latter day effort is a above-average and polished presentation that receives more ticks than crosses.

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