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Das Ungeheuer von London-City (1964)

Then the spirit of Jack the Ripper seems to be very much alive in 1960s London as a series of brutal slayings by the Monster of London City has Scotland Yard baffled. In a macabre ... See full summary »

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Edwin Zbonek

Writers:

Robert A. Stemmle (as R.A. Stemmle), Bryan Edgar Wallace
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Cast overview:
Hansjörg Felmy ... Richard Sand (as Hansjorg Felmy)
Marianne Koch ... Ann Morlay
Dietmar Schönherr ... Dr. Morely Greely / Michael (as Dietmar Schonherr)
Hans Nielsen Hans Nielsen ... Dorne
Chariklia Baxevanos Chariklia Baxevanos ... Betty Ball
Fritz Tillmann Fritz Tillmann ... Sir George
Walter Pfeil Walter Pfeil ... Horrlick
Peer Schmidt ... Teddy Flynn
Kurd Pieritz Kurd Pieritz ... Maylor
Elsa Wagner Elsa Wagner ... Housekeeper
Adelheid Hinz Adelheid Hinz ... Maid
Gerda Blisse Gerda Blisse ... Assistant
Manfred Grote Manfred Grote ... Detective (as Manfred Grothe)
Kai Fischer ... Helen Capstick
Gudrun Schmidt Gudrun Schmidt ... Evelyn Nichols
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Then the spirit of Jack the Ripper seems to be very much alive in 1960s London as a series of brutal slayings by the Monster of London City has Scotland Yard baffled. In a macabre coincidence, a new play about the famous murderer is about to become a major West End hit... and the leading man is rapidly becoming the prime suspect! Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Horror

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Monster of London City See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (opening credits)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Talky and a bit dull
23 May 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The idea for this film isn't bad, but somehow when it all came together the whole thing was a bit dull and I had a very hard time sticking with it. This is a German film dubbed into English and I wonder if perhaps it might have played better in its original form. Regardless, I couldn't wait for it to end.

The story is set in 1960s London and a series of Jack the Ripper style have been occurring. At the same time, there's a play about the Ripper playing to huge crowds in the city and after a while it appears that the two might be related.

The problem I had is that the characters weren't that interesting and the mystery wasn't all that hard to predict. On top of that, things were made a bit worse by a horrible musical track made by a cheesy theater organ. Overall, you could do a lot better.


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