Talk:10 Rillington Place

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Synopsis[edit]

This synopsis is utterly confusing and incomplete. What's all this about Beryl commenting on a garden?

I seem to recall that the movie was based on a real life serial killer case that contributed to the abolishing of the death penalty in the UK. Sojambi Pinola (talk) 07:44, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

I replaced the entry but this still needs a lot of work. Sojambi Pinola (talk) 07:55, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Release date[edit]

According to IMDB's entry, this film was first released in the UK in 1971, not 1970 as is listed in this article. Wcp07 (talk) 06:47, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Unsupported text removal[edit]

I have deleted a large amount of uncited and POV text, which repeats numerous untruths about the case. For example, Evans is named as "a criminal and a liar". He had no criminal convictions at the time of the trial and many of his "lies" were in fact police inventions, as Ludovic Kennedy showed in his book on the case. If the contributor wants to include a section on errors in the film, then go ahead with citations from the known standard works on the case. This is not an "alleged" miscarriage of justice but one recognised by the Crown and experts in the field. Peterlewis (talk) 10:52, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

This could be nitpicking, but I noticed one line where Christie described carbon monoxide as CO2, when this is actually the formula for carbon dioxide. Was this a mistake on the scriptwriter's part, or did deliberately put a scientific mistake into Christie's mouth, so that alert viewers would realize he was a quack? PatGallacher (talk) 00:39, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Something wrong[edit]

In the plot summary, there is this fragment

"In 1949, Tim and Beryl Evans move into 10 Rillington Place, west London, with their infant daughter Geraldine. Christie is their landlord"

While it is true that Christie is depicted showing the Evanses around the flat and that they appear to agree to the tenancy with him, it is never stated that he is the landlord. Indeed, when the builders unexpectedly show up to repair the outbuildings, they point out that Christie himself had complained about their state to the landlord (clearly implying that Christie is not the landlord for the building). 86.153.133.193 (talk) 13:57, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

A friend of mine has suggested a reason for this depiction in the film. Christie, as we know, was not the landlord for the building, but if they wanted to depict the Evanses being shown around by the landlord, that would have required an extra actor. The film was a typical shoestring budget production as was common in Britain at that time. Depicting Christie showing the prospective tennants around saved that actor's fee. 86.153.133.193 (talk) 15:55, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Location of filming[edit]

Article states that filming was done at 7 Rillington Place, however, this is uncited. I tried to find a reference stating where filming was done, but I found references stating number 6 and a roughly equal number of other references stating number 8. None said number 7. Most of the references that I found are blogs or fansites, so they don't qualify as reliable sources. 86.153.133.193 (talk) 12:51, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

There is a brief scene filmed in and around Merthyr Vale railway station. That does not mean the film was shot in Wales or is about Wales. The main article needs amending for clarity.Roger 8 Roger (talk) 01:39, 1 February 2017 (UTC)