5.7/10
119
8 user 4 critic

What Became of Jack and Jill? (1972)

PG | | Horror | 23 June 1972 (USA)
In order to collect inheritance money, a slacker tries to induce a heart attack in his invalid grandmother by convincing her that she's become the target of youth supremacists who want to enact a genocide on the elderly.

Director:

Bill Bain

Writers:

Roger Marshall (screenplay), Laurence Moody (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Girly (1970)
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Michael Bryant, Ursula Howells, Pat Heywood
The Picture of Dorian Gray (TV Movie 1973)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In Victorian London, a beautiful young man is given a portrait of himself by an admiring artist. Soon after this, he treats a young woman cruelly and then notices that his portrait seems to... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan
Stars: Charles Aidman, William Beckley, Shane Briant
Some Girls Do (1969)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A series of unexplainable accidents befall the people and companies responsible for developing the world's first supersonic airliner (SST1). A British agent is sent to investigate and with ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Richard Johnson, Daliah Lavi, Beba Loncar
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Wanda Ventham
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This comedy / drama film follows the sexual exploits of teenager Jamie McGregor and the permissive society of the 60's.

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: Barry Evans, Judy Geeson, Angela Scoular
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Three part 'trilogy of comedy'. In 'This' Susan Stress, a fading sex symbol attempts to win the lead in a movie by seducing the son of a film producer only to make a fool of herself in a ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Ford
Stars: Victor Spinetti, Vanessa Howard, Dennis Waterman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Fred Midway may be a bit short on brains but he's got plenty of ambition. However, before he can gain promotion as a salesman he must make his family more socially acceptable.

Director: James MacTaggart
Stars: Warren Mitchell, Pat Heywood, Elaine Taylor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Fresh-faced young Michael Rimmer worms his way into an opinion poll company and is soon running the place. He uses this as a springboard to get into politics, and in the mini-skirted ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Billington
Stars: Ann Beach, Desmond Walter-Ellis, Peter Cook
Corruption (1968)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiancée.

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Sue Lloyd, Noel Trevarthen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Marie is a 17-year old who was orphaned as a young girl. as a result, she has a tad of arrested development that makes her act much younger than her age. One day she looks in a store window... See full summary »

Director: Joël Séria
Stars: Jeanne Goupil, André Dussollier, Andréa Ferréol
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A trio of randy sailors go looking for girl-friends in 18th-century London.

Director: Peter Coe
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Susannah York, Glynis Johns
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Unnaturally close, jet-setting twins become enmeshed in the Swinging London scene, where their relationship is strained after they befriend a predatory hustler and his girlfriend.

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Judy Geeson, Martin Potter, Michael Redgrave
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Vanessa Howard ... Jill Standish
Mona Washbourne ... Gran Alice Tallent
Paul Nicholas ... Johnnie Tallent
George Benson George Benson ... Vicar
George A. Cooper ... Trouncer
Peter Copley ... Dickson
Angela Down Angela Down ... Caller
Patricia Fuller Patricia Fuller ... Frankie
Peter Jeffrey ... Dr. Graham
Renee Roberts Renee Roberts ... Neighbour
Lillias Walker ... Secretary
Edit

Storyline

In order to collect inheritance money, a slacker tries to induce a heart attack in his invalid grandmother by convincing her that she's become the target of youth supremacists who want to enact a genocide on the elderly.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Jack And Jill Are Out To Kill. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romeo and Juliet '71 See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When first announced, Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud were also set to star. See more »

Quotes

Johnnie Tallent: Well here's how they figure it, Gran. The Middle-aged are like customers in a swank restaurant sitting over a slap-up meal, see? Everything's rosy so why worry about tomorrow? But the young, well they're like hungry people standing in a queue outside, noses pressed up against the glass, waiting for a table.
Gran Alice Tallent: And the old? What do they say about the old?
Johnnie Tallent: Ah, the old. Well, they've finished their scoff, Gran. But they just sit on and on and on; just don't know when to get up and go.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Killing of America (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
There's a reason why this one hasn't made it to DVD
29 January 2010 | by josephbrandoSee all my reviews

If you are checking out this title here on IMDb, chances are you are a fan of Amicus productions and are searching for the very few titles that haven't made their way to DVD yet. I managed to get my hands on a copy of this one and watched it last night.

A 20-something loser who lives with his grandmother schemes to get rid of her so he can inherit the house and the big pile of money she's sitting on. With the help of his cold-as-ice girlfriend, he convinces poor Granny that a rising group of British youth are violently getting rid of all old people, making her last days as torturous as possible. That is basically the plot. There is no supernatural twist as I was expecting from an Amicus production. While the film does manage to generate sympathy for Granny, it doesn't do much else.

We've all seen this type of story play out many, many times before - Amicus themselves did a much better version in one of the stories in "Tales From The Crypt" with Peter Cushing, but with the plot-enhancing supernatural twist. Don't go out of your way to find this one guys, there is a reason why this is one hasn't been re-released yet.


6 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed