London, autumn 1888. Chief Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard is assigned by his superiors to investigate the murder and brutal mutilation of a prostitute in the East End of London. As the mutilated corpses of other "shilling whores" turn up in the same area, London's tabloid journalists - particularly Benjamin Bates of The Star - whip up a public frenzy. The killer is nicknamed "Jack the Ripper" after a letter bearing that name and supposedly from the killer, is forwarded to Scotland Yard. As the Ripper terrorizes London, public outrage erupts throughout the country, and Police Commissioner Sir Charles Warren fears that a revolution is in the air in London's East End.
Did You Know?
Throughout they constantly refer to Prince Albert Victor as being a suspect, This was incorrect as it was not until 1970 that the story that he was involved really began. See more
Richard Mansfield is described as an American actor, from Boston, when in fact was born in Germany and educated in England where he started his acting career. Although he did spend the end of his life and career in America. See more