Open, general discussion of classic sound-era films, personalities and history.
For a long time I had no idea that this reworking of the 'Jack the Ripper' story was extant until it turned up online under the title THE PHANTOM FIEND. I now find (through a book on Ripper films) that this was the reissue title from 1935, and was shorn of some eighteen minutes or thereabouts. Does the full version survive?
The best I can find is 329 feet of 16mm negative of this 1932 film and not sure what it contains. This is from the BFI under Novello. Nothing showed under The Lodger. It was made by Twickenham Studios of which a lot of real British films were made in the 1930s and many have survived.