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Director:
Writers:
Ray Cooney (original story and screenplay) and
Tony Hilton (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
October 1960 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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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Just plain awful. See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
61 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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5 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Just plain awful., 18 August 2000
Author: lartronic from Akron, Ohio

Basically, the plot of this braindead AIP film concerns people who get their hands hacked off during WW2, so years later, some weirdo lops someones hand off, so they get the cops after him. This mystery-horror film is just plain awful, and the only worthwhile scenes are the ones at the beginning when the soldiers get their hands chopped off. Check this film out for that, but not for anything else.

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