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The Devil's Hand (1961)

Unrated | | Horror | 13 September 1961 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Diane Spears ...
Cult Member
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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[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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Endearing ragtag 60s relic.
14 August 2011 | by (fabulous Las Vega$!) – See all my reviews

A happily engaged man becomes plagued by vivid dreams of a beautiful woman. He ultimately meets her face-to-face, finding that she is a member of a secretive, near-lost religion which enables its loyal followers to obtain their heart's desires. Bewitched by this seductress, he quickly casts aside his fiancée to become her lover and converts to said religion. Predictable but amusing turmoil ensues in this poverty row potboiler, one which some viewers may find surprisingly watchable despite it's very evident financial privation.

Briskly paced thrills with a deliciously tacky veneer distinct to early-60s low-budget cinema, this much-forgotten curiosity piece should please most undemanding genre fans and enthusiasts of vintage lower-berth film oddities.

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