Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1936)

Adapted from the "Sweeney Todd" legend, Tod Slaughter plays the maniacal barber who slits his customer's throats and dumps the bodies into a basement, to be robbed and synthesized into meat pies sold at a bakery next door. The… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 1, 1936
DVD Release Date: October 26, 2004
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Biodrowski

All of [the creaky storytelling] fades to nothing but dim shadows, eclipsed by the glorious villainy of Todd Slaughter.

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

It's, well, a cut above most other musicals.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Terrific Tod Slaughter barnstormer. Not his best, but his most famous.

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Aj V
I saw this on TV, but I only caught the end, which didn't look so great. I'd really like to see the whole movie now, since I am a fan of Tod… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I personally like the remake of this much better. This is kind of weak in that he just takes their money. Making them into meat pies is much better and much… More
Brandon Siddall
I am hitting a streak of really good old movies here. Sweeney Todd from 1936 is a really fantastic little film. My only experience with Sweeney Todd is Kevin… More
Duncan Ryan-Ross
It's closer to the original penny dreadful than Stephen Sondheim's musical. As far as I'm concerned, that's a bad thing. Sweeney's a… More