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      Man in the Attic

      Released Dec 23, 1953 1h 22m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 28% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Jack the Ripper's rampage has all of London gripped in fear -- no matter how many constables patrol the streets, streetwalkers continue to turn up dead. On the night that a fourth woman is killed, the mysterious Slade (Jack Palance) rents out the attic of William and Helen Harley. Later, he meets their niece, Lily Bonner (Constance Smith), an actress. While he intrigues her, his behavior and obsessions arouse suspicion that Slade could be Jack the Ripper -- and Lily his next victim. Read More Read Less

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      Josephine O'Neill Daily Telegraph (Australia) Mr. Palance is defeated by a flatly lit commonplace production in which Constance Smith's leading lady and the households of Rhys Williams and Frances Bavier are strays from modern Hollywood. Apr 2, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews There's apparently no need or reason for this remake. Rated: C Apr 15, 2007 Full Review Phil Hall Film Threat Jack the Ripper, this time with a dull blade played by Jack Palance before he turned into a raging ham. Rated: 2/5 Aug 21, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      nick s Passable film with some good moments, but not particularly engaging. Jack Palance did a fairly good job as the misfit in the attic. I didn't think the musical numbers suited the tone of the movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 12/18/23 Full Review Juan W It Was Kinda Lika Spy! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/06/23 Full Review Audience Member It completely makes up its own story surrounding the Jack The Ripper murders, but it's not a bad piece of fantasy from it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Yet another retelling of The Lodger story (first told on screen by Alfred Hitchcock in 1926 / 1927) offers very little new plot points, but it is still fun. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Familiar old-time faces and characters, but slow preceding plot that degenerates into the average predictable mystery. It's hollow, the characters mean very little, and it ends normally. Pretty forgettable for the most part. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Constance Smith is a graceful and elegant beauty. No man, sane or not, could resist her delightful charms. Where's my knife! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Jack the Ripper's rampage has all of London gripped in fear -- no matter how many constables patrol the streets, streetwalkers continue to turn up dead. On the night that a fourth woman is killed, the mysterious Slade (Jack Palance) rents out the attic of William and Helen Harley. Later, he meets their niece, Lily Bonner (Constance Smith), an actress. While he intrigues her, his behavior and obsessions arouse suspicion that Slade could be Jack the Ripper -- and Lily his next victim.
      Director
      Hugo Fregonese
      Producer
      Robert L. Jacks
      Screenwriter
      Robert Presnell Jr., Barré Lyndon
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Leonard Goldstein, Panoramic Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 23, 1953, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 11, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 22m
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