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The Devil's Hand -- 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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Writer:
Jo Heims (screenplay)
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13 September 1961 (USA) See more »
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...It struck with savage fury destroying...killing all that crossed its path! See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Linda Christian ... Bianca Milan
Robert Alda ... Rick Turner
Ariadna Welter ... Donna Trent

Neil Hamilton ... Francis Lamont
Gere Craft ... Mary the Nurse

Jeanne Carmen ... 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
Tony Rock ... Cult Member

Directed by
William J. Hole Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Jo Heims (screenplay)

Produced by
Alvin K. Bubis .... producer
Dave Carney .... associate producer
Harris Gilbert .... associate producer
Pierre Groleau .... associate producer
Jack Miles .... executive producer
Nick Newberry .... associate producer (as Rick Newberry)
Rex Carlton .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Allyn Ferguson 
Michael Terr  (as Mischa Terr)
 
Cinematography by
Meredith M. Nicholson (photography) (as Meredith Nicholson)
 
Film Editing by
Howard Epstein 
 
Art Direction by
Sherman Loudermilk  (as Sherm Lautermilk)
 
Makeup Department
Jack P. Pierce .... make up (as Jack Pierce)
 
Production Management
Jack Miles .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur D'Arcy .... second assistant director (as Bill D'Arcy)
Raoul Pagel .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound mixer (as Phil Mitchel)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack McCoskey .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marjorie Corso .... wardrobe woman (as Marge Corso)
 
Music Department
Allyn Ferguson .... orchestrator
Rene J. Hall .... music arranger: special arrangements (as Rene Hall)
Baker Knight .... composer: dance theme
Michael Terr .... music director (as Manuel Francisco)
Michael Terr .... orchestrator (as Mischa Terr)
 
Other crew
Steve Blauner .... technical advisor (as J. Steven Blauner)
Carl Earn .... assistant to producer
Frank Remsden .... script supervisor
Richard Slavin .... technical advisor
 
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71 min
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Certification:
UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Unrated

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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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23 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Sensational Occult Sleeper, 2 March 2002
Author: Son of Cathode from New England

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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