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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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Release Date:
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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Quotes:
[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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A still-relevant message, 26 June 2012
Author: fjaye from United States

"The Devil's Hand" is a slick little B-film that moves at an amazingly fast clip. Don't look for deep characterizations, or explorations of motives, or anything else that would make the story stumble.

This flick takes itself seriously. It's established at the outset that the Gamba cult is real, and several scenes indicate that it has actual power. And there's never a nudge or wink from any of the characters to indicate otherwise.

The acting may not be top-notch, but it's credible enough. The opening theme is quite cool, too, and would be a good addition to a surf rock collection; unfortunately, it's never identified.

And the overall theme is still relevant today—how easy it can be to get sucked into a cult (religious, political, philosophical—take your pick) because of one's hopes of improving his lot. Look at the worshipers; by and large they look just like you'n'me. No wild-eyed zealots, no borderline personalities, just…ordinary people.

My only real quibble is the casting of Neil Hamilton as the villain. He seems to have been rather a one-note talent; his demeanor throughout the movie, whether fronting the doll shop or presiding over potential human sacrifice, is rather bland. Or maybe I just can't accept Commissioner Gordon being on the wrong side of the law!

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