| Drama, Horror
A Fleet Street barber recounts the story of Sweeney Todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money.
This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented telecast occurred Saturday 25 November 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1).
May I polish you off sir?
The "stone" steps in Sweeney Todd's cellar make very hollow, wooden-sounding noises when walked upon.