The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
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This movie is an early horror film classic and certainly one that a well-rounded horror movie aficionado should not miss. An invalid concert pianist dies, leaving a will that does not include his personal secretary Hilary Cummins (Peter Lorre) as a beneficiary. Furious, the left-out yes-man cuts off a hand from the corpse and plots revenge. Unfortunately for Hilary, the hand inherits a life of its own and relentlessly stalks the wild-eyed Lorre as he flees in vain. Special effects keep the
Jan 1, 1946 Wide
Sep 30, 1992
Dominant Pictures Corp.
J. Carrol Naish
Pedro de Cordoba
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As it torments Lorre, the hand becomes a manifestation of the metaphorical notion of a hand tugging us toward our destiny or reaching from the past to punish us; an alternate, utterly appropriate title might be 'The Hand of Fate.'
Peter Lorre is so good.
Peter Lorre in one of his best, and one of director Robert Florey's visual and psychological best.
Wastes a captivating original premise and some fine performances with a stiff script and a cop-out ending.
Really creepy showcase for Lorre with a botched ending.
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