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The Hand (1960 film)

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Director  Henry Cass
Music director  Wilfred Burns
Duration  
Language  English
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Horror
Cinematography  Walter J. Harvey
Country  United Kingdom
Movie poster of The Hand, a 1960 British horror film featuring a big hand with a man holding a gun, wearing a hat, coat, and pants.
Release date  October 1960 (UK)
Writer  Ray Cooney (screenplay), Tony Hilton (screenplay), Ray Cooney (original story), Tony Hilton (original story)
Cast  Derek Bond (Roberts / Roger Crawshaw), Reed De Rouen (Michael John Brodie), Bryan Coleman (George Adams), Walter Randall (Japanese Commander), Tony Hilton (Foster), Harold Scott (Charlie Taplow)

Tagline  From war-torn Burma to the asphalt jungles of the big city his revenge was the crime of the century!
Similar  The Lodger (1944 film), The 39 Steps (1959 film), Portrait of Alison

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The Hand is a 1960 British horror thriller directed by Henry Cass. It begins during the Burma campaign (although, curiously, the film starts with '1946' overlaid on the action), with three captured soldiers threatened with torture if they do not divulge military information to their Japanese captors. Two refuse and have their hands chopped off. Forward to post-War London and a gentleman of the night is found with his hand surgically removed and £500 in his pockets. Thus begins a criminal investigation seeking the perpetrator, returning the plot to the film's opening situation. This British B film is noted for its nightmarish premise and opening scene of horror that belies its censorship certificate. It is sometimes broadcast on the Freeview channel, movies4men.

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Reed De Rouen as Michael Brodie with a serious face in front of a man and wearing a hat in a movie scene from The Hand, a 1960 British horror film.

Cast

Movie poster of The Hand, a 1960 British horror film featuring a big hand with a man holding a gun, wearing a hat, coat, and pants.
  • Derek Bond as Roberts / Roger Crawshaw
  • Reed De Rouen as Michael John Brodie
  • Bryan Coleman as George Adams
  • Walter Randall as Japanese Commander
  • Tony Hilton as Police Sergeant Paul Foster
  • Harold Scott as Charlie Taplow
  • Ray Cooney as Sergeant David Pollitt
  • Gwenda Ewen as Nurse Johns
  • Michael Moore as Dr. Metcalfe
  • Ronald Leigh-Hunt as Inspector Munyard
  • Ronald Wilson as Doctor
  • Garard Green as Dr. Simon Crawshaw
  • Jean Dallas as Nurse Geiber
  • David Blake Kelly as Jay Marshall
  • Reginald Hearne as Noel Brodie
  • Madeleine Burgess as Mrs. Brodie
  • Critical reception

    Britmovie wrote, "this Ray Cooney scripted post-war revenge thriller opens promisingly enough but soon all tension and mystery is lost due to the predictable plot development and clumsy editing" ; while Unseen Films wrote, "this is a neat little film that never fully makes 100% sense...I liked this movie a great deal. It's far from perfect, but it does hold your attention."

    References

    The Hand (1960 film) Wikipedia
    The Hand (1960 film) IMDb The Hand (1960 film) themoviedb.org


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