Hands of a Stranger (1962) - Rotten Tomatoes

Hands of a Stranger (1962)

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You have to hand it to the ones who provided this suspenseful thriller. When a gifted piano player loses his hands in an auto accident, a well-meaning surgeon attaches the hands of a dead man to the victim. No one realizes the attached hands belonged to a deranged killer. When the musician awakens, he embarks on the vengeful murders of the doctor and staff who undertook the surgery.

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Cast

James Stapleton
as Vernon Paris
Joan Harvey
as Dina Paris
Paul Lukather
as Dr. Gil Harding
Ted Otis
as Dr. Russ Compton
Michael DuPont
as Dr. Ken Fry
Larry Haddon
as Police Lt. Syms
Michael Rye
as George Britton
Elaine Martone
as Eileen Hunter
George Sawaya
as Cab Driver
David Kramer
as Carnival Barker
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Critic Reviews for Hands of a Stranger

All Critics (2)

Body, mind, soul -- can one exist without the others? Is the 'self' determined by one or a combination of all three? These age-old questions are examined more directly in even B horrors, such as 'Hands of a Stranger,' than in most other entertainments.

Full Review… | September 9, 2013
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Adequate chiller before it loses its tune.

Full Review… | September 10, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Hands of a Stranger

½

Interesting, not really well executed, nor is it dramatic or suspenseful enough. The plot is decent enough, and the characters aren't too stale, but the story just doesn't pick up enough. There are nice moments that aren't looked upon long enough.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad
½

It?s a story told several times before it?s release as ?The Hands of Orlac?, this version still holds it?s own pretty well. Granted, it does have a low budget but it manages to provide suspense and the cinematography is very effective at times. The acting is fair at best.

James Higgins
James Higgins
½

55/100. It's a story told several times before it's release as "The Hands of Orlac", this version still holds it's own pretty well. Granted, it does have a low budget but it manages to provide suspense and the cinematography is very effective at times. The acting is fair at best.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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