A STUDY IN TERROR
Directed by James Hill
Time : 1h35
Cast : John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser
Cinematography : Desmond Dickinson
Screenplay : Donald Ford, Derek Ford, Arthur Conan Doyle
Music : John Scott
Film editing : Henry Richardson
Production : Henry E. Lester
In 1888, the population of the English capital is terrorised by the grim actions of a killer nicknamed “Jack the Ripper”. The authorities intervene and call in the famous Sherlock Holmes. His investigations will lead him into the underbelly of Victorian London. A fine exemplar of the genre.
James Hill (1919-1994)
1965 was a prolific and successful year for this writer and film-maker: A Study in Terror contrasted two contradictory myths about the Victorian era; avoiding mawkishness Born Free told the story of a lioness cub adopted by a husband-and-wife ranger couple on a reserve in Kenya. He also directed a highly liberal adaptation of a Jules Verne novel: Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969).