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

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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 that he himself has become a killer thanks to his new extremeties. Two-bit magician Nero (Christopher Lee) decides to exploit Orlac's fears for his own financial gain, with horrifying results. Originally filmed in 1959, Hands of Orlac was finally released in the US in 1964 . ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Mel Ferrer
as Steven Orlac
Lucille Saint-Simon
as Louise Cochrane
Dany Carrel
as Li-Lang
Felix Aylmer
as Dr. Cochrane
Mireille Perrey
as Madame Aliberti the Landlady
Antoine Balpêtré
as Professor Volcheff French version
Anita Bolster
as Volcheff's Assistant
Arnold Diamond
as Dresser
Peter Hunt
as Pleasants
David Peel
as Pilot
Campbell Singer
as Inspector Henderson
Basil Sydney
as Seidleman
Ann Way
as Seamstress
Molly Weir
as Maid
Donald Wolfit
as Prof. Volcheff
Vicki Woolf
as Cell Whore
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August 22, 2003
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June 8, 2003
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