The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father’s profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a woman but can he suppress his urge to kill her ?
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***1/2. How British! The lady listening to jazz in the music store, the serial killer smashing his father's head at Madame Tussaud's, the crowd leaving Hyde Park in close formation. Now, in my opinion, Mother is just as guilty as Father regarding Son's madness. 1) She was overprotective. 2) I don't like her haircut. 3) She's British and 4) She's a woman. The guy was doomed. Recommended.