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A Knife for the Ladies (1974)

R | | Horror, Western | May 1974 (USA)
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 »

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Jarrod (Sheriff)
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Elizabeth
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Burns
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Hollyfield
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Hooker
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Jenny
Derek Sanderson ...
Lute
Jon Spangler ...
Seth
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Travis
Phillip Avenetti ...
Ramon
Fred Biletnikoff ...
Horace
Al Hassan ...
Riley
Pat Herrerra ...
Nina
Hank Kendrich ...
Fairchild
Kit Kendrich ...
Cora
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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

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

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Horror | Western

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Jack the Ripper Goes West  »

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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Evil Lady
by Bobby Hart, Danny Janssen and Dominic Frontiere
Sung by Michael Stull
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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.


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