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Lewis Davidson (screenplay)
Edward Spencer Shew (from an original story by)
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Release Date:
13 July 1972 (USA) See more »
The Hands of Jack the Ripper Live Again...As His Fiendish Daughter Kills Again...And Again...And Again... See more »
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 »
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  (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
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
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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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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85 min
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording) (uncredited)
Australia:M | Australia:RC (original rating) | 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)

Did You Know?

Body count 7.See more »
Dysart:Damn it Pritchard you've got a possessed being in your home, as savage as any wild beast.See more »
Movie Connections:
Agnus Dei (from Giuseppe Verdi 'Requiem')See more »


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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Kiss of Death., 4 August 2013
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Hands of the Ripper is directed by Peter Sasdy and written by L.W. Davidson and Edward Spencer Shew. It stars Eric Porter, Angharad Rees, Jane Merrow, Keith Bell, Derek Godfrey, Dora Bryan and Marjorie Rhodes. Music is by Christopher Gunning and cinematography by Kenneth Talbot.

The infant daughter of Jack the Ripper witnesses the brutal murder of her mother by her father. Now a young woman she is deeply troubled and seems to have inherited her father's murderous instincts. An eminent psychiatrist takes her in to his own home in the belief he can benefit medical science by studying her at close quarters...

A nifty late horror entry from Hammer Film Productions, Hands of the Ripper boasts the usual period delights and a on form cast doing justice to the intriguing twist on Ripper lore. The murders are delightfully gruesome in that colourful Hammer way, the Freudian beats penetrative and spicy and the suspense is well orchestrated by old pro Sasdy. Sasdy also has a keen eye for fluid camera techniques, and with Talbot making good use of shadows and light, it's an all round well constructed production that looks higher on monetary value than it actually was.

Naturally full of improbabilities and cliché contrivance, Hands of the Ripper is still a horror film of considerable substance. From the attention grabbing opening sequence as Jolly Jack returns home from his work, to the breath holding finale set at St Paul's Cathedral, it delivers many treats for fans of Hammer Horror. 7.5/10

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