Pbs sweeney todd, the demon barber of fleet street. The demon barber of fleet street features the great tod slaughter, wringing his hands and cackling ill polish him off, although bizarrely, the victims. The demon barber of fleet street is a 2007 tim burton film starring johnny depp, alan rickman, and helena bonhamcarter. The demon barber of fleet street synopsis broadway musical simple londoners are burying bag with the corpse, saying about the deceased sweeney todd, as of a demonic barber from fleet street. The tale of sweeney todd, madefortv film made in 1998, narrates the tale of fear, about sweeney todd, the demon barber of. For most it will be the last time they are seen alive. Dec 09, 20 oldschool british stage actor tod slaughters career stretched over 50 years, but the most popular of his many roles on provincial playbills was the notorious demon barber, a role he recreated on the screen with all his oldfashioned dastardly villain gusto intact. This is established by the framing story of a man going to a barbershop in modern day fleet street, only to be told by the barber that he is on the site of where sweeney todds nefarious activities took place 100 years ago. The demon barber of fleet street applause musical library ebook free. The demon barber of fleet street 1936 starring tod slaughter and stella rho on dvd and bluray. The story of john schlesingers sweeney todd is closer to that of the british film made in 1936. Williams, davina craig, jerry verno, graham soutten, billy holland, norman pierce, aubrey mallalieu, henry b. Using a specially designed barber s chair, sweeney todd despatches his victims to the cellar below.
The musical is based on the 19th century fictional character sweeney todd, though more specifically, the 1973 play sweeney todd, the demon barber of fleet street by christopher. Its the classic tale of the demon barber of fleet street cutting the throats of the wealthy gentry who he convinces to have a shave before meeting loved ones etc. This original 1936 film is about a barber named sweeney todd who notoriously murdered many of his customers for their money. A musical thriller is a tony awardwinning musical with a book by hugh wheeler and music and lyrics by stephen sondheim. As tim burtons new film version of sweeney todd is released, louise welsh looks back at the victorian blood and thunder books in. My only experience with sweeney todd is kevin smiths jersey girl and tim burtons. This item has been produced by ourselves and will be neatly presented on. The demon barber of fleet street, johnny singer, tod slaughter, ben williams, 1936 hc7rwb from alamys library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. The demon barber of fleet street that also includes the complete cast, a discussion forum, memorable quotes, movie ratings and dvd details. You can watch the demon barber of fleet street on youtube or on hulu. The demon barber of fleet street 1936 tod slaughter, stella rho, john singer london barber sweeney todd tod slaughter provides the bakeshop next door with grisly makings for meat pies.
Lovatt and owner of a bakery below is barbershop gets rid off the bodies. Its also pretty funny, which was typical of slaughters films. In england during the 1830s, fleet street barber, sweeney todd awaits the arrival of men at the dockside who have made their fortune in foreign parts. A year later the story was adapted to the stage as sweeney todd, the demon barber of fleet street. The demon barber of fleet street is a 1936 british drama horror film produced and directed by george king, and written by frederick hayward, h. Sweeney todd, the demon barber of fleet street 1936 film. The demon barber of fleet street is perfect fodder for a late night. Jan 03, 2006 the demon barbers first cinematic appearance was in a silent film in the 1920s and he soon got speaking lines in a serious horror film, sweeney todd. The film features actor tod slaughter in one of his most famous roles as the barber sweeney todd. The story has remained popular into the 21st century and is today best known as a musical by stephen sondheim.
I am hitting a streak of really good old movies here. Sweeney todd the demon barber of fleet street 1936. In the wikipedia entry for the film, it says that todd returned to barbering after spending 15 years in prison. With the aid of an ingenious revolving chair and a cutthroat razor, he is said to have robbed and butchered more than 160 victims in his barber shop in fleet street, before taking the remains to nearby bell yard where his accomplice, margery lovett, cooked their flesh. The demon barber of fleet street 1936 londons dockside is. Londons dockside is teeming with ships and sailors who have made their fortune in foreign lands. The demon barber of fleet street full movie hd film. The demon barber of fleet street 1936 the demon barber of. The demon barber of fleet street 1936, a film version of the victorian melodrama starring tod slaughter as sweeney todd and stella rho as mrs. The demon barber of fleet street, so i have been eager to read the original inspiration for a while now. A fleet street barber recounts the story of sweeney todd tod slaughter, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money. The demon barber of fleet street is the original sweeny todd movie which the modern johnny depp remake is based on.
As tim burtons new film version of sweeney todd is released, louise welsh looks back at the victorian blood and thunder books in which. Maltby, george dibdinpitt, stella rho, johnny singer, eve lister, bruce seton, d. Barbers assistant 2012 tv episode mike mentions sweeney todd. The demon barber of fleet street streaming ita e stata il 19360301 e. Bloodthirsty butchers 1970, a horror film with john miranda as sweeney todd and jane helay as maggie lovett, directed by andy. A fleet street barber recounts the story of sweeney todd. Sweeney todd demon barber of fleet street 1936 dvd. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this wikipedia article constitutes fair use. A disturbing horror movie about a barber who loves slicing his customers much more than just cutting their hair and his assistant who takes pride in his.
Todd slaughter, the film s star, makes a career out of portraying sweeney todd on. A man walks into a barbershop and notices a picture of sweeney todd on the wall. Oct 17, 2006 superb triple feature on one fantastic value dvd, from the grand master of british horror tod slaughter featuring his most famous role as sweeney todd, the demon barber of fleet street and at his dastardly worst in crimes at the darkhouse and maria marten the murder in the red barn. A fleet street barber recounts the story of sweeney todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money. It is based on the sondheim musical of the same name, which was based on the christopher bond version of the. The demon barber of fleet street movie, hero, heroine, etc is available in our gallery section.
Sweeney todd is tods second feature film appearance, directed by his new found collaborator, producer and director george king, whose partnership would end in 1940 with crimes at the dark house. Sweeney todd from 1936 is a really fantastic little film. What follows is the story as told to the customer, who, at the end, flees the shop in fright. Dumping their bodies head first down a slide that goes into the basement. In the nineteenth century, in london, the barber sweeney todd invites lonely and wealthy costumers in the port to his barbershop on the nearby fleet street and murders them to take their money, while his associate mrs. When he discovers she is in love with a poor sailor. Sweeney todd, or the demon barber of fleet street 1936. The 1936 english film came about due to english laws which required film studios to produce a certain number of films for every film. Slaughter 18851956 was so great at playing maniacs, he was the right choice for this role.
You can also download the film for free at the internet archive. The demon barber of fleet street is a 1936 english film stars tod slaughter, george king, frederick hayward, h. The demon barber of fleet street 1h 16min drama, horror march 1936 uk a fleet street barber recounts the story of sweeney todd, a notorious barber who in the last century murdered many customers for their money. Hes especially jolly here, a lot more fun than that old sourpuss johnny depp in the recent musical version of the famous story. Once they are settled into his chair, he proceeds to butcher them up. This horror flick is about a barber, sweeney todd, who lures wealthy clients into his shop on fleet street. Sweeney todd, the demon barber of fleet street 1936. As a sampling of slaughters work, however, and a record of the original play albeit compacted for the bmovie market, this elder version of sweeney todd. Maybe i had a different copy but the sweeney todd i saw was all about the cash and power. A ghost of barber appears and the story is transferred in the middle of the xix century.
This tale was originally titled as a romance, which is definitely evident in the narrative as it reads as more of a romance than a horror or thriller, which i was a little disappointed by. Todd was an evil bastard and this 1936 film recognises the badness in the demon barber of fleet street. Sweeney todd, a fleet street barber, awaits the arrival of men whose first port of call is for a good, close shave. Sweeney todd, a barber who murders his clients for their money, is attracted to the daughter of a rich businessman. The barber begins to tell him todds story, which took place 100 years ago in. Sweeney todd, a fleet street barber, awaits the arrival of men whose first port.334 754 696 604 1215 1047 813 1480 450 1365 1366 907 197 520 651 59 211 1527 962 421 1248 857 695 84 870 163 1143 1233 1201 146 965 122 856 539 808 975 615 621 173 1154 135 608 211