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Murder by Decree

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Original title
Murder by Decree
Running time
112 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
John Hopkins (Characters: Arthur Conan Doyle)
Carl Zitter, Paul Zaza
Reginald H. Morris
Co-production United Kingdom-Canada;
Thriller. Mystery. Horror. Drama | 19th Century. Sherlock Holmes. Serial Killers. Crime
Movie Groups
Sherlock Holmes | Jack the Ripper
Synopsis / Plot
London, 1888: When Scotland Yard is unable to stop the gruesome rampage of Jack The Ripper, a citizens committee asks Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer, in the role that won him Canada’s award for Best Actor) and his trusted associate Dr. Watson (a deliciously sly performance by James Mason) to investigate. Now the brilliant pair must follow a terrifying trail of clues that includes a frightened psychic (Donald Sutherland), a suspicious Inspector (David Hemmings), an institutionalized woman (Geneviève Bujold) and the Prime Minister of England (Sir John Gielgud). But even if Holmes and Watson’s remarkable powers of deduction can unmask the maniacal fiend, are they prepared to face the most shocking secret of all?
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