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Director:
Writers:
Lewis Davidson (screenplay)
Edward Spencer Shew (from an original story by)
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Release Date:
13 July 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Hands of Jack the Ripper Live Again...As His Fiendish Daughter Kills Again...And Again...And Again... See more »
Plot:
As a young child Jack the Ripper's daughter witnesses him kill her mother. As a young woman she carries on the murderous reign of her father. A psychiatrist tries to cure her with tragic consequences. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Underrated Hammer Gem See more (50 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eric Porter ... Pritchard

Angharad Rees ... Anna

Jane Merrow ... Laura
Keith Bell ... Michael
Derek Godfrey ... Dysart

Dora Bryan ... Mrs Golding
Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs Bryant
Lynda Baron ... Long Liz
Marjie Lawrence ... Dolly

Norman Bird ... Police Inspector

Margaret Rawlings ... Madame Bullard
Elizabeth MacLennan ... Mrs. Wilson (as Elizabeth Maclennan)
Barry Lowe ... Mr Wilson
A.J. Brown ... Rev Anderson
April Wilding ... Catherine
Anne Clune ... 1st Cell Whore
Vicki Woolf ... 2nd Cell Whore
Katya Wyeth ... 1st Pub Whore
Beulah Hughes ... 2nd Pub Whore
Tallulah Miller ... 3rd Pub Whore
Peter Munt ... Pleasants
Philip Ryan ... Police Constable
Molly Weir ... Maid
Charles Lamb ... Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ... Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)
Maxwell Craig ... Jailed Prisoner (uncredited)
Josie Grant ... 3rd Cell Whore (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ... Beggar (uncredited)
Nadine Stapleton ... Young Anna (uncredited)

Ann Way ... Seamstress (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Davidson (screenplay) (as L.W. Davidson)

Edward Spencer Shew (from an original story by)

Produced by
Aida Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Gunning 
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Talbot (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Stannard 
 
Makeup Department
Pat McDermott .... hairdressing supervisor
Bunty Phillips .... make-up supervisor
Roy Ashton .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Christopher Sutton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Banks .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Frank Goulding .... sound editor
Kevin Sutton .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Culley .... special effects
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Eileen Sullivan .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
 
Other crew
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hands of the Ripper" - UK (video box title)
"As Mãos do Estripador" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"Hände voller Blut" - Austria, West Germany (imdb display title)
"Руки потрошителя" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"De blodiga händerna" - Sweden
"De dochter van Jack de Wurger" - Belgium (Flemish title)
"De dochter van Jack de Wurger" - Netherlands (informal literal title)
"Gli artigli dello squartatore" - Italy
"Hanzu ofu za rippâ" - Japan (imdb display title)
"I dødens hænder" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"La fille de Jack l'éventreur" - France
"Las manos del destripador" - Spain
"Las manos del estrangulador" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"Les griffes de l'éventreur" - Canada (French title) (long title)
"Skärarens händer" - Finland (Swedish title) (informal title)
"Sta heria tou Jack tou Anterovgalti" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Tappajan kädet" - Finland (informal title)
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Runtime:
85 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording) (uncredited)
Certification:
Australia:M | Australia:RC (original rating) (1972) | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-18 (2004) (self applied) | Finland:(Banned) (1971) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2014) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Norway:18 (video rating) | Norway:(Banned) (1971-2003) (cinema release) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (2002) | USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #22884) | USA:TV-14 (TV Rating) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

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Trivia:
American censors removed 16 seconds from the murder sequences.See more »
Quotes:
Dysart:Damn it Pritchard you've got a possessed being in your home, as savage as any wild beast.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Agnus Dei (from Giuseppe Verdi 'Requiem')See more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Underrated Hammer Gem, 18 April 2008
Author: Bensch

I am an enthusiastic fan of the Hammer Studios, and my admiration for this brilliant Production Company gets greater with each film I see. The Hammer Studios are most famous for their films made in the late 50s and 60s, most prominently for the (awesome) "Dracula" and "Frankenstein" series. As far as I am considered, however, some of Hammer's films from the early 70s are just as brilliant as their older successes. One of their greatest and my personal favorite of their films, the brilliant "Vampire Circus" was made in 1972, for example, and the early 70s also brought a variety of other classics, such as "Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde" or "Scars Of Dracula", which is easily the nastiest entry to Hammer's Dracula series. "Hands Of The Ripper" of 1971 is yet another great Hammer production that is immensely atmospheric, genuinely creepy, well-acted and stunningly suspenseful, and an absolute must-see for every Horror-fan.

As a toddler, little Anna has to witness the murder of her mother by her own father - none other than the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper himself. At the age of seventeen, Anna (Angharad Rees) lives at the house of an elderly lady, a phony medium who is perfectly willing to leave her 'granddaughter' to rich 'gentlemen' for money. After this 'grandmother' is brutally murdered, the rich doctor John Pritchard (Eric Porter), a humanist and follower of Siegmund Freud, decides to take custody of poor Anna, both out of sympathy and for research reasons...

"Hands Of The Ripper" is a vastly underrated Hammer gem that is ingenious in many aspects. The film is immensely creepy and scary, with a suspense level that is higher than in most Hammer flicks, and the murders are brutal and very bloody. The atmosphere is eerie and tense and, as usual for Hammer, the film is shot in great Gothic locations. The performances are great. Eric Porter delivers an excellent performance as Dr. Pritchard, and Angharad Rees deserves special praise for her outstanding performance in the role of Anna. All said, this is a shamefully underrated film. Creepy, stylish, excellently acted and stunningly suspenseful from the beginning to the end "Hands Of The Ripper" is a great gem from Hammer that no lover of Horror can afford to miss!

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