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Murder by Decree (1979)

PG
124 min | Mystery, Thriller

Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.
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Arthur Conan Doyle (characters) | John Hopkins (screenplay) | Stephen Knight (book: "Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution")
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$ 5,000,000
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Release date
Feb 9, 1979 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Christopher Plummer
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes   See fewer
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James Mason
Dr. John H. Watson Dr. John H. Watson   See fewer
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David Hemmings
Inspector Foxborough Inspector Foxborough   See fewer
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Susan Clark
Mary Kelly Mary Kelly   See fewer
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Anthony Quayle
Sir Charles Warren Sir Charles Warren   See fewer
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John Gielgud
Prime Minister Lord Salisbury Prime Minister Lord Salisbury   See fewer
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Frank Finlay
Inspector Lestrade Inspector Lestrade   See fewer
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Donald Sutherland
Robert Lees Robert Lees   See fewer
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Geneviève Bujold
Annie Crook Annie Crook   See fewer
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Chris Wiggins
Doctor Hardy Doctor Hardy   See fewer
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Tedde Moore
Mrs. Lees (as Teddi Moore) Mrs. Lees (as Teddi Moore)   See fewer
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Peter Jonfield
William Slade William Slade   See fewer
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Roy Lansford
Sir Thomas Spivey Sir Thomas Spivey   See fewer
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Ron Pember
Makins Makins   See fewer
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June Brown
Anne Chapman Anne Chapman   See fewer
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Ken Jones
Dock Guard Dock Guard   See fewer
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Hilary Sesta
Catherine Eddowes Catherine Eddowes   See fewer
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Anthony May
Lanier Lanier   See fewer
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Betty Woolfe
Mrs. Dobson Mrs. Dobson   See fewer
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Iris Fry
Elizabeth Stride Elizabeth Stride   See fewer
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Geoffrey Russell
Home Secretary Henry Matthews Home Secretary Henry Matthews   See fewer
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Peggy Ann Clifford
Lees' Housekeeper Lees' Housekeeper   See fewer
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Elaine Ives-Cameron
Ellen (as Elaine Ives Cameron) Ellen (as Elaine Ives Cameron)   See fewer
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Roy Pattison
Carroll Carroll   See fewer
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Victor Langley
Prince of Wales Prince of Wales   See fewer
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Pamela Abbott
Princess Alexandra Princess Alexandra   See fewer
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Robin Marchal
Duke of Clarence Duke of Clarence   See fewer
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Richard Pescud
Doctor (as Richard Pescuid) Doctor (as Richard Pescuid)   See fewer
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Dan Long
Constable Long Constable Long   See fewer
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Michael Cashman
Constable Watkins Constable Watkins   See fewer
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Tony Clarkin
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 4,166 votes