| Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper.
Thorley Walters was offered the role of Dr. John H. Watson. He previously played Watson in Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962) and later did so again in The Best House in London (1969), The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975) and The Sunday Drama: Silver Blaze (1977).
That is mere conjecture, Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes: All circumstantial evidence is conjecture, Murray, but it is often right.
Inspector Lestrade: Mr. Holmes is usually right.
As the carriage leaves the Carfax stately home (c.82 minutes) the long shot sees Watson with his hat on. The following close-up shows Watson with his hat on his lap.
BBFC cuts were made to the original UK cinema release to reduce shots of blood in the trough and to shorten a repeated stabbing and scenes of Annie Chapman struggling with her assailant. Later video and DVD releases were uncut.