Murder by Decree Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for Murder by Decree the Movie

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Realistic and convincing version of the Jack the Ripper story. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson find a vast web of conspiracy when they investigate the murders of Whitechapel prostitutes. Based partially on facts, it's a highly detailed suspenser with interesting camera work and fine performances.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.
Originally from Canadian.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Historical Detectives, Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper
John Hopkins
Christopher Plummer, James Mason, Donald Sutherland, Genevieve Bujold, Susan Clark, David Hemmings, Frank Finlay, John Gielgud, Anthony Quayle
Bob (Benjamin) Clark
Avco Embassy


Genie 1980: Actor (Plummer), Director (Clark), Support. Actress (Bujold).

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