220px-The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1936 British film that was produced and directed by George King. The film features Tod Slaughter in one of his most famous roles as barber Sweeney Todd, who has a deal with meat-pie maker Mrs. Lovett to provide fillings for her meat pies. Using his charm and tonsorial skills, Todd lures wealthy, respectable customers into his Fleet Street barber shop, where he settles them into a mechanical barber's chair which dumps them head-first down into the basement, ready to have their throats cut with a straight-edge, razor-sharp blade if the fall does not kill them first. Mrs. Lovett then bakes their remains into her pies.