The Hands of Orlac (Hands of a Strangler) (1960)

The Hands of Orlac (Hands of a Strangler)


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The oft-filmed Maurice Renard novel Hands of Orlac was given another cinematic go-round in this Franco-British production. Famed concert pianist Stephen Orlac (Mel Ferrer) survives a plane crash, but his hands are permanently destroyed. Helpful surgeon Volcheff (Donald Wolfit) grafts a pair of new hands on the hapless Orlac. Unfortunately, they're the hands of an executed murderer--useless for a pianist, but quite handy (no pun intended) for less delicate work. Before long, Orlac is convinced … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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as Steven Orlac

as Louise Cochrane

as Li-Lang

as Dr. Cochrane

as Madame Aliberti the ...

as Professor Volcheff F...

as Volcheff's Assistant

as Dresser

as Pleasants

as Pilot

as Inspector Henderson

as Seidleman

as Seamstress

as Prof. Volcheff

as Cell Whore
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Full Review… | January 27, 2007
Time Out
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October 11, 2005

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

June 9, 2003
Film Freak Central

Full Review… | February 22, 2008
Slant Magazine

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