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The Devil's Hand (1961)

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A man is haunted by visions of a beautiful woman. When he finally meets her, he winds up involved in a Satanic cult.

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Bianca Milan
Robert Alda ...
Rick Turner
Ariadna Welter ...
Donna Trent
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Francis Lamont
Gere Craft ...
Mary the Nurse
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The Blonde Cultist (as Jeannie Carman)
Julie Scott ...
Cult Member
Diana Spears ...
Nurse
Gertrude Astor ...
The Elderly Cultist
Bruno VeSota ...
Lindell's Sponsor (as Bruno Ve-Sota)
Dick Lee ...
Cult Member
Jim Knight ...
Cult Member
Coleen Vico ...
Cult Member
Roy Wright ...
Doctor
Romona Ravez ...
Cult Member
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Rick Turner is engaged of Donna Trent and is having nightmares with a beautiful blonde woman dancing in the sky. One night, he is mysteriously driven to a doll shop, and in the next morning he returns to the place with Donna. He finds a doll that resembles his fiancé, but the owner Francis Lamont delivers another doll to him, with the face of the woman of his dreams, Bianca Milan. Rick looks for Bianca and is seduced and convinced by her to join a sect that worships the diabolic Camba, while the health of Donna is threatened by Francis and Bianca. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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13 September 1961 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Rick Turner: Who're your friends?
Donna Trent: My *date* for the afternoon. You're twenty minutes late.
Rick Turner: Sorry.
Donna Trent: You hear that? He says he's sorry. Do you think I should marry a man who is late for his appointments?
Rick Turner: She's proposing again.
Donna Trent: Only for the seventeenth time.
Rick Turner: You've waited all your life for the perfect mate; what's twenty minutes more?
Donna Trent: You should get over that inferiority complex.
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Sensational Occult Sleeper
2 March 2002 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

This highly effective, virtually forgotten supernatural thriller, filmed in evocative black and white, really packs a punch, and was way ahead of its time in depicting how the worship of ancient evil magick has infiltrated modern civilization (a topic which would become front-page news when Anton LaVey founded the Church of Satan a few short years later). Robert Alda plays a man who is strangely passive over the dire turns his fate takes during the course of the film. He gives up his love, his life, his very soul as if they were nothing, as if he were in a trance the whole time. As his long-suffering fiance, it's especially nice to see beloved Mexican "scream queen" Adriadne Welter in her only US film, speaking with a virtually flawless English accent. Neil Hamilton (the ironic police commissioner in the BATMAN TV show) is highly amusing here as Mr. Lamont, a bloodthirsty devil figure extraordinaire. He runs a creepy doll shop during the day, but holds satanic blood rituals in the back room at night! Linda Hamilton is the mystery girl, an evil seductress who appears to our hero, dancing in a white robe, in haunting dreams, and lures him to the very gates of hell. The influence of THE TWILIGHT ZONE is apparent, with reliance on such genre bugaboos as predestiny, premonition and mental telepathy. The cult members worship "Gamba," known as "the devil god of evil." The notion of modern, urban devil worshippers using hypnosis, astral projection, and voodoo dolls to seduce and corrupt victims is an interesting one, and fairly fresh at the time. Devil worship seems a strictly middle-class leisure diversion as illustrated here. The ceremony room is a fairly well-scrubbed affair, with lush curtains and oriental rugs and tacky deity statuettes. A native boy plays jungle drums as a native girl dances, and lost businessmen sway in drunken reverie. It's almost like an early incarnation of a 60's kitsch cocktail lounge! Yet the rituals themselves, with their emphasis on random human sacrifice, are decidedly dark, and give this flick an exotic kick. Bruno VeSota (stalwart of Roger Corman and Jerry Warren films) is fine in a brief supporting role. This obscure bit of occult cine-folklore (with a boffo opening theme) is definitely worth checking out.


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