The Hand (1960 film)
Director Henry Cass
Music director Wilfred Burns
Genre Crime, Drama, Horror
Cinematography Walter J. Harvey
Country United Kingdom
|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.
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."
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