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Ray Cooney (original story and screenplay) and
Tony Hilton (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1960 (UK) See more »
During World War II, a group of British soldiers are captured by the Japanese, tortured and their hands are cut off. Years later, a mad killer terrorizes London by cutting off the hands of his victims. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Derek Bond ... Roberts / Roger Crawshaw
Reed De Rouen ... Michael John Brodie
Bryan Coleman ... George Adams
Walter Randall ... Japanese Commander
Tony Hilton ... Police Sgt. Paul Foster
Harold Scott ... Charlie Taplow
Ray Cooney ... Sgt. David Pollitt
Gwenda Ewen ... Nurse Johns
Michael Moore ... Dr. Metcalfe
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Inspector Munyard
Ronald Wilson ... Doctor
Garard Green ... Dr. Simon Crawshaw
Jean Dallas ... Nurse Geiber
David Blake Kelly ... Jay Marshall
Reginald Hearne ... Noel Brodie
Madeleine Burgess ... Mrs. Brodie
Frances Bennett ... Mother
Susan Reid ... Little Girl
Pat Hicks ... Mrs. Ruth Adams
John Norman ... Peter Adams
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Directed by
Henry Cass 
Writing credits
Ray Cooney (original story and screenplay) and
Tony Hilton (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Bill Luckwell .... producer
Derek Winn .... co-producer (as D. E. A. Winn)
Cinematography by
Walter J. Harvey  (as James Harvey)
Film Editing by
Robert Jordan Hill  (as Robert Hill)
Art Direction by
John Earl 
Makeup Department
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist
Production Management
Clive Midwinter .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jimmy Shingfield .... assistant director
Barrie Melrose .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack Elliott .... property buyer
Gilbert Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Tom Buchanan .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ray Hole .... assistant sound (uncredited)
Fred Newton .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Cummings .... focus puller
Gus Drisse .... camera operator
Ted Reed .... still photographer
Alan Rowland .... clapper loader
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda Gardner .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Michael Burrage .... assistant editor
Music Department
Wilfred Burns .... musical director
Other crew
Jane Buck .... continuity
Joyce Herlihy .... production secretary (uncredited)

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61 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)


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Lost The Plot, 26 May 2013
Author: malcolmgsw from london

I am extremely indebted to the other reviewers of this Butchers B Movie since i realised after viewing it that i had rather lost the plot.I just could not fathom out what was happening.Mind you when a film starts with the subtitle "Burma 1946" and starts with scenes set in the Second world war you are bound to be a bit mystified.As has been stated by other reviewers the best part of the film is the opening 7 minutes set in Burma.The rest of the film rather lets it all down.The climax in particular is extremely badly handled.The ending is predictable and ironic but there is a total lack of suspense.You would think that with just an hour to tell a story that it could be kept fairly straightforward,but alas the producers of this film failed to achieve that.

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