MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,849 this week

A Knife for the Ladies (1974)

 -  Horror | Western  -  May 1974 (USA)
3.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.8/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 3 critic

A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 273 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
a list of 1193 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
a list of 702 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 918 titles
created 10 May 2012
 
a list of 917 titles
created 13 Sep 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Knife for the Ladies (1974)

A Knife for the Ladies (1974) on IMDb 3.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Knife for the Ladies.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington
Stars: Ann Sothern, John Savage, Ruth Roman
Echoes (1982)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An artist is plagued by nightmares of a love triangle and murder. A psychic says the dream figure is his brother, a "troubled soul" from an ancient past life. Nearly born as his twin but ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Richard Alfieri, Gale Sondergaard, Ruth Roman
The Baby (1973)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Sex-hungry teens are kidnapped by auto mechanics, who take them to a rural hospital run by aliens who need their blood as the key to their own longevity.

Director: Mohammed Rustam
Stars: Neville Brand, Aldo Ray, Tina Louise
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A battle for survival as hikers encounter a chemically imbalanced forest.

Director: William Girdler
Stars: Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George
Unhinged (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

Director: Don Gronquist
Stars: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young man hiding from the law takes refuge in a summer camp for blind children.

Director: Gerd Oswald
Stars: Wayne Newton, Mickey Rooney, Jo Van Fleet
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.

Director: Jesús Franco
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Josephine Chaplin, Herbert Fux
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A killer is brutually attacking several tenants that live in a high rise apartment building in New York City.

Director: Tony Lo Bianco
Stars: Mike Connors, Anne Archer, Leon Isaac Kennedy
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.

Directors: Claudio Guerín, Juan Antonio Bardem
Stars: Renaud Verley, Viveca Lindfors, Alfredo Mayo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Small town Kansas girl, Lily James, is the latest model working for the Thomas Callaway Agency in New York City. Despite her small town roots, Lily is street-wise because of her tough ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Lana Turner, Ray Milland, Tom Ewell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A troubled young girl goes to confession at the local church. Unfortunately, the sexually frustrated priest she confesses to becomes obsessed with her. At first, the priest stalks the girl,... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Anthony Sharp, Susan Penhaligon, Stephanie Beacham
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jarrod (Sheriff)
...
Elizabeth
Jeff Cooper ...
Burns
John Kellogg ...
Hollyfield
Gene Evans ...
Hooker
...
Jenny
Derek Sanderson ...
Lute
Jon Spangler ...
Seth
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Athas ...
Travis
Phillip Avenetti ...
Ramon
Fred Biletnikoff ...
Horace
Al Hassan ...
Riley
Pat Herrerra ...
Nina
Hank Kendrich ...
Fairchild
Kit Kendrich ...
Cora
Edit

Storyline

A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first family. When the Sheriff proves unable to solve the case, the town leaders invite Investigator Burns to unravel the mystery. Along the way, he confronts tension with the Sheriff, trouble with some citizens, and finally a killer whose motive we've heard before in Ripper-lore. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Nothing can stop the Killer with a Blood Lust for Ladies - Naked and Dead.

Genres:

Horror | Western

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack the Ripper Goes West  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Jack the Ripper Goes West (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unwashed Elam...
20 November 2007 | by (HOME) – See all my reviews

A bizarre yet watchable cross between a typical oater and a slasher film, KNIFE FOR THE LADIES (or better known as "Jack The Ripper Goes West" on DVD) is actually a fairly entertaining jumble of genres, aided by the one and only Jack "One-Eye" Elam as the town sheriff, a drunken, unwashed, temperamental SOB who loves his rotgut and loves to fight, all of which is exacerbated when a clean-cut private eye comes in from the big city to help the townsfolk stop an unknown murderer bumping off the women. Although the DVD version is obviously edited of some scenes, causing the story to leave gaps as big as the one in Terry-Thomas's smile,the film moves along at a good gallop until the somewhat predictable conclusion.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Knife for the Ladies (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?