| Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.
The Ripper's first victim, Mary Ann Nichols, had just bought a new hat and was very proud of it on the night she was murdered. This bit of business is given to the Ripper's third victim, Long Liz Stride.
Dr. John Watson:
Holmes, there was an identical murder of a woman in Whitechapel just three days ago.
Sherlock Holmes: Aha, a second murder!
Dr. John Watson: Mm.-hmmm
Sherlock Holmes: Now, that is interesting.
Dr. John Watson: Why?
Sherlock Holmes: Because it is the second murder.
When Watson slams the door on leaving the soup kitchen the 'brick' wall shudders.
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.