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In 1888, Jack the Ripper is on his killing spree. Scotland yard Inspector O'Neill is pleased to welcome to London his old friend Sam Lowry, a New york City detective who has come to visit him and is only too happy to help out with the case. Sam becomes attracted to Anne Ford, a modern woman for the age, but her guardian, Dr. Tranter doesn't quite approve. The good doctor also seems to be out when the Ripper murders occur. As the population edge ever loser to taking the law into their own hands, the police slowly close in the killer.
This "Lady" Has Taken Her Last Walk!
Title: Jack The Ripper
Release Date: February 17, 1960
Runtime: 84 mins
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.0
Buried.com Rating: 7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With J
MPAA Rating: 18
Robert S. Baker
Lee Patterson ...Sam Lowry
Eddie Byrne ...Inspt. O'Neill
Betty McDowall ...Anne Ford
Ewen Solon ...Sir David Rogers
John Le Mesurier ...Dr. Tranter
George Rose ...Clarke
Philip Leaver ...Music Hall Manager
Barbara Burke ...Kitty Knowles
Anne Sharp ...Helen
Denis Shaw ...Simes
Jack Allen ...Asst. Commissioner Hodges
Jane Taylor ...Hazel
Dorinda Stevens ...Margaret
Hal Osmond ...Snakey the pickpocket (as Hal Osmonde)
George Street ...Station Sergeant
Olwen Brookes ...Lady Almoner (as Olwen Brooks)
Endre Muller ...Louis Benz
Esma Cannon ...Nelly
George Woodbridge ...Blake
Bill Shine ...Lord Tom Sopwith
Marianne Stone ...Drunken Woman
Garard Green ...Dr. Urquhart
Charles Lamb ...Harry the stage door keeper
Jennifer White ...Beth
Cameron Hall ...Hospital Porter
Alan Robinson ...Coroner
Anthony Sagar ...Drunk
John Mott ...Singer
Lucy Griffiths ...Salvation Army Woman
Ballet Montparnasse ...Themselves
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Robert S. Baker
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- This "Lady" Has Taken Her Last Walk!
- HIS DESIRE WAS TO DESTROY LOVELINESS! (original print ad
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- Inspector O'Neill: Well, see for yourself. Look at this street. Before this ripper business started, you could hardly move along here. Stalls, barrel organs, people spilling out of the pubs, it was a happy place. Not particularly moral, but happy.
Dr. Tranter: Cut deeply, John. That's the secret of surgery nowadays: cut deeply.
Sir David Rogers: And who might this be? Inspector O'Neill: Mr. Lowry, sir. He's an American. Sir David Rogers: That would account for it.
Sir David Rogers: Mary Clarke. Are you Mary Clarke? Where can I find Mary Clarke?
- Joseph E. Levine tried to duplicate the success he had with Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) (U.S. title: "Hercules") in the U.S. by using the same techniques. He spent $1 million (an extraordinary sum in 1959) on the promotional campaign that included extensive use of TV spots. This was backed up with the saturation booking of 643 prints.
Unlike his other negative pick-ups, Joseph E. Levine did not have to dub this film into English for the U.S. release. He did replace the original Stanley Black score with a more dynamic score by Jimmy McHugh and Pete Rugolo.
Joseph E. Levine held a luncheon for major distributors to kick off the campaign for his U.S. release of this film. For this event, he borrowed $1 million in cash which was brought into the room with a cadre of Brinks guards. The cash was to demonstrate to the exhibitors how much he was going to spend in the U.S. to promote the film.
This film was well remembered by horror and thriller fans from this period. The massive advertising campaign generated huge ticket sales and a high number of holdover dates. But, according to Joseph E. Levine, the film was a failure in the U.S. He claimed, "We dropped dead in every one! You'd think somewhere, a small town maybe, someplace, it would have done business. But no. That's a record they'll never come close to."
For the US trailer, voice specialist Paul Frees looped the voice of Jack the Ripper. For the film itself, Frees did the opening narration over the Paramount logo.
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