1971 Hands of the Ripper

Hands of the Ripper – 1971

A Hammer production presented by The Rank Organisation and distributed by Rank film Distributors Limited (UK) and Universal Pictures (USA) 

Copyright MCMLXXl Hammer film Productions Limited – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate No. 22864

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England 

Colour processed by Rank Film Laboratories 85 mins 


As an infant, Anna witnesses the brutal murder of her mother by her father, who is none other than Jack the Ripper. Years later, she is working for Mrs Golding, a fake medium, for whom she provides spirit voices during her ‘seances’. One of these sessions is attended by psychiatrist Dr John Pritchard and the outwardly respectable Member of Parliament Dysart, who has paid Mrs Golding for ‘other services’ to be provided that night by Anna. Pritchard later sees Dysart fleeing the house and, investigating, finds Mrs Golding impaled to a bedroom door and Anna in a state of shock. Convinced that Anna is mentally disturbed, he makes the mistake of taking her into his own home so that he can study her…..
Watch the trailer on YouTube


Art Director
Production Manager
Assistant Director
Sound Recordist
Sound Editor
Make-up Supervisor
Hairdressing Supervisor
Wardrobe Supervisor
Wardrobe Mistress
Special Effects
Construction Manager
Dubbing Mixer
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Musical Supervisor
Screenplay by
From an original story by
Produced by
Directed by

Roy Stannard
Chris Barnes
Christopher Sutton
Ariel Levy
Kevin Sutton
Frank Goulding
Gladys Goldsmith
Bunty Phillips
Pat McDermott
Rosemary Burrows
Eileen Sullivan
Cliff Culley
Arthur Banks
Ken Barker
Kenneth Talbot, BSc
Christopher Gunning
Philip Martell
L.W. Davidson
Edward Spencer Shaw
Aida Young
Peter Sasdy


Dr John Pritchard
Mrs Golding (Guest Star)
Mrs Bryant
Long Liz
Police Inspector
Madame Bullard
Mrs Wilson
Mr Wilson
Reverend Anderson
1st Cell Whore
2nd Cell Whore
1st Pub Whore
2nd Pub Whore
3rd Pub Whore
Police Constable

Eric Porter
Angharad Rees
Jane Merroe
Keith Bell
Derek Godfrey
Dora Bryan
Marjorie Rhodes
Lynda Baron
Marjie Lawrence
Norman Bird
Margaret Rawlings
Elizabeth MacLennan
Barry Lowe
A.J. Brown
April Wilding
Anne Clune
Vicki Woolf
Kataya Wyeth
Beulah Hughes
Tallulah Miller
Peter Munt
Philip Ryan
Molly Weir
Charles Lamb


Between Hammer’s “The Lost Continent” (1968) and this film, Eric Porter played probably his most famous role as Soames Forsyte in BBC TV’s classic serialisation of John Galsworthy’s “The Forsyte Saga”. In the mid-eighties, he took the part of Professor Moriarty, arch-enemy of Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes, in Granada TV’s much acclaimed adaptations of Conan Doyle’s detective stories. This was the last film to be produced for Hammer by Aida Young. She moved on to Associated London Films, where she produced “Steptoe and Son” (1972) and “Steptoe and Son Ride Again” (1973).

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection