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The Steel Claw (1961)

Approved | | War, Drama | 16 April 1961 (Japan)
A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a ... See full summary »

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Capt. John Larsen
Charito Luna ...
Lolita Smith
Mario Barri ...
Santana
Paul Sorensen ...
Sgt. Frank Powers
Amelia De La Rama ...
Christina
Carmen Austin ...
Rosa
Ben Perez ...
Dolph Rodriguez
John MacGloan ...
Commander
Joe Sison ...
Himself
Pedro Faustino ...
Farmer - Lolita's Uncle
Oscar Keesee ...
Lolita's Cousin
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Sergeant (as Al Wyatt)
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Storyline

A Marine stationed in the Philippines loses a hand in an accident and is discharged from the Corps. When the Japanese invade the Philippines, he is called back into service to rescue a general held by Filipino guerrillas behind Japanese lines. Attaching a steel prosthetic in place of his missing hand, he and his men set out on the mission, which turns out to be not quite what he was told it was. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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GEORGE MONTGOMERY AS THE MAN WITH...THE STEEL CLAW (original ad - all caps) See more »

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War | Drama

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16 April 1961 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Der Mann mit der stählernen Klaue  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Directorial debut of George Montgomery. See more »

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Capt. John Larsen: What the hell good is a man with one hand? I can't even tie my own shoes.
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Inauspicious directorial debut
19 November 2009 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

This movie was actor George Montgomery's directorial debut, and he also co-wrote the script. It starts off very promising, with scenes that look like serious time was spent to set up, as well as a brisk pace.

Unfortunately, after the first twenty or so minutes pass, the movie quickly falls apart. Much of the movie is a long slog through jungle terrain, which gets boring pretty fast. The action sequences (the few that there are) show no flair or effort to try and make them exciting. And even though the lead character is missing a hand, practically NOTHING is done with this. With almost no rewriting, the movie could be played with a character with two hands.

There are a few unintended laughs, like how Montgomery's character is made to be supposedly irresistible to women, but overall this is a movie you can safely miss, even if you're a George Montgomery fan. However, if you must watch it, make an effort to find the best print possible. The movie is now in the public domain, and the PD print I watched had unbelievably poor sound quality.


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