Thriller (1960–1962)
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Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper 

70 years after the Jack the Ripper killings in London, Sir Guy tries to convince the police that Jack may still be alive, eternally young, and still killing, currently in New York.

Director:

Ray Milland

Writers:

Robert Bloch (story), Barré Lyndon (adaptation) (as Barre Lyndon)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Karloff ... Himself - Host
John Williams ... Sir Guy
Donald Woods ... Dr. John Carmody
Edmon Ryan ... Capt. Pete Jago
Ottola Nesmith ... Rowena
Adam Williams ... Hymie Kralik
Nancy Valentine ... Arlene
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Police Commissioner (as Ransom Sherman)
Sam Gilman ... Police Lieutenant
Pamela Curran Pamela Curran ... Second Victim
Jill Livesey Jill Livesey ... First Victim
John Melfi John Melfi ... Arist (as Johnny Melfi)
Gloria Blondell ... Maggie Radevik
J. Pat O'Malley ... Street Singer
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Lester Baston
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70 years after the Jack the Ripper killings in London, Sir Guy tries to convince the police that Jack may still be alive, eternally young, and still killing, currently in New York.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Robert Bloch adapted large parts of the plot for his 1968 Star Trek episode 'Wolf in the Fold'. In particular the notion of the Ripper being an ageless entity thriving on fear is shared in both plots. See more »

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Referenced in Star Trek: The Original Series: Wolf in the Fold (1967) See more »

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THRILLER: Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper {TV} (Ray Milland, 1961) ***
19 October 2013 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

I recall this series being broadcast on the original i.e. non-exploitative Bravo cable channel on British TV, along with many another classic series but, back then, I never would sit down to watch such programs through! Consequently, this marks my introduction proper to Boris Karloff's stint as TV host, and the result is a good one – treading familiar territory, yes, but dealing with it in a new and fascinating light. Indeed, here we have the fanciful but undeniably intriguing notion of Jack The Ripper being something of a supernatural entity, whose crime spree resurfaces every few years following a strict set of astrological permutations! Casting is modest but John Williams (with whom director Milland had locked horns, as an actor, in Alfred Hitchock's DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER {1954}) is ideally cast as the middle-aged 'stargazer' who comes up with the theory, initially disbelieved by the U.S. Police (naturally, with time on his side, The Ripper has extended his 'practice' to other countries and continents!) but which is subsequently forced to eat its words…except that the identity of the perpetrator is ultimately revealed to be far closer to home than even he could have envisaged, himself learning it the hard way! The modern-day setting allows for a reasonably accurate depiction of the beatnik scene, among whose members – living on the margins of society – the infamous serial killer now scours for his victims; especially amusing is Williams' first taste of a strip club!


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