With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.

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Eoin McCarthy ...
Thomas Pitt
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Charlotte Ellison
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Edward Ellison
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Rev. Prebble
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Dominic Corde
David Roper ...
Maddock
Robert Reynolds ...
Dr Hope
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Grandmama
Sheila Ruskin ...
Caroline Ellison
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Sarah Corde
Katie Ryder Richardson ...
Emily Ellison
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Det. Sgt. Webster
Janet Maw ...
Martha Prebble
Robert Swann ...
Supt. Drummond
Jonathan Newman ...
Jack Brody
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With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.

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19 December 1998 (USA)  »

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The character Dora is played by Anna Winslet, whose sister, Kate Winslet played Cater Street Hangman author Anne Perry (birth name: Juliet Hulme) in Heavenly Creatures (1994). See more »

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Disappointed
9 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The characters were far from stereotypical...with the exception of Charlotte's father and mother. Of course, this was the intention...Mr & Mrs Ellison represented the mores of the day while Charlotte and Pitt were representative of a new day.

While the movie stayed fairly close to the book, I have to admit to being disappointed that the motive was sanitized. The fact that the motives in Perry's books are sometimes rather seamy make them stand out from other mysteries dealing with the Victorian era. Possibly that has something to do with Anne Perry's own history. If the book had ended the way the movie did, I probably wouldn't have bothered reading any of her others.


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