10 Rillington Place

Synopsis: London, 1949. John Christie is an unassuming, middle-aged man who, along with his wife Ethel, lives in the ground-floor flat at 10 Rillington Place. His demeanor masks the fact of being a serial killer. His modus operandi is to act as a person with a medical background, lure unsuspecting women to his apartment on the pretense of curing them of some ailment, knock them unconscious with carbon monoxide gas, gain his sexual release through contact with the unconscious body, then strangle the victim dead before disposing of the body somewhere in the house or outside area. His next intended target is Beryl Evans, a young woman who has just moved into the top flat in the house. Beryl's husband, Tim Evans, is an illiterate man who likes to put on airs. Already with an infant daughter named Geraldine, the Evanses learn they are going to have another baby, which they cannot afford to have, nor can they afford to abort the pregnancy. This problem, on top of the constant issue of lack of money in
Director(s): Richard Fleischer
Production: Columbia Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min


Miss Eady. Mr. Christie.

Come in. Do.

Blessed blackout.

Well, we'll have a nice

little cup of tea first.

Come in the kitchen.

It's cozier in there.

Oh, that would be lovely.


I've, uh,

I've only just brewed it up.

Mrs. Christie's out, is she?

Uh, she's, uh, she's away

up in Sheffield at her sister's.

Oh, sit down, Miss Eady. Do.

Thank you.

Do, you, uh, do you take sugar?

No, thanks.


Thank you.

Well, now...

It's, uh, been bad, has it-

the bronchitis?

At nights.

It's been bad at nights.


It keeps you awake, I daresay.


Well, this is the stuff

for you, Muriel.

You don't mind if I call you

Muriel, do you?

No. It's very good of you

to go to all this trouble.

Oh, not at all.

All my doctor does is keep

giving me this cough mixture.

Well... not many of them

know about this stuff.

Oh! It smells just like

friar's balsam.

Uh, well, yes, that's in it.

It's a mixture -

what we call a compound.

Now, here's the little mask

that goes over your face.

Have you finished with your tea?

Yes, thank you. Fine.

Um, when it's over your face,

you must breathe deeply

so you take in

all the vapors, you see?

You may feel...

just a bit dizzy.

What's that for?

Uh, that's the extractor.

It gets rid of what we call

all the waste products.

Now then... you put the mask

over your face.

Lean your head back.

Lean it right back.

Shut your eyes. Close your eyes.

That's it. Shut your eyes.

Now then,

start your breathing, then.

Breathe quite deeply.

Breathe. Breathe.

It smells a bit funny,

Mr. Christie.

Do you feel a bit dizzy?

I do, a bit.

Yes, well, that's all

the goodness taking effect.

Breathe, Muriel.



Uhh! Uhh! Uhh!

No, Muriel!

Muriel, no!

Breathe, Muriel!


Aaah! Aaah!

No. No.

Aaah. Aaah.

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe.





Oh... Muriel...


Ring the old bell, then,

shall we?

It's not a bad district, is it?

It's not bad.

Come on, come on.


We've, uh -

Um, we've, um, come about

the flat.

To see it?

We just want to look it over -

You know, see if it's suitable.

Yes, well, you better come in.

Oh, that's my wife,

Mrs. Christie.

They've come about the flat.

I'll lead the way.

I'll look after him.

The baby - while you're

looking at the flat,

I'll hold him.

He'll be all right with me.

What's his name?


She, I should say.


Mr. Kitchener occupies

this floor.

It's up one more.

Just the two rooms, is it?

Uh, yes.

Well, it's not what we're

used to, you understand?

We used to have

this mansion flat

overlooking the river,

but, uh, we had to move out.

Tim - Oh, gas, is it?

Yes, it works out

less of an expense.

That's what we find.

Oh, we're not too worried

about the money.

The job I do, we don't have to.

Oh, we'll take it.

Oh, Tim, I don't know.

Do we get use of the garden?


I mean, just to put

the baby out.

Well, I'd like

to help you, but, uh...

...it's a question of the lease.

Once you surrender

the right of way,

I mean, it can take

an act of Parliament-

these cases.

Oh, Tim, I don't know.

There is another couple,

very keen...

Irish, as a matter of fact.

No, we'll take it.

Well, you're doing

the right thing.


Now, are you and Teddy going

to have a nice sleep?

There's a good girl.

Now, you have a nice sleep.


Mr. Christie.

I thought you might like...

You did make me jump.

...a little cup of tea.

Well, I've just had one,


Well, that's all right.

Thank you.

It's... nice up here now.

Yes. It's not bad, is it?

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Clive Exton

Clive Exton (11 April 1930 – 16 August 2007) was a British television and film screenwriter who wrote the scripts of Agatha Christie's Poirot, P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster, and Rosemary & Thyme. more…

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