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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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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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The Satanic Cult of Hypnotizing Dolls and Blond Spinsters! See more (37 total) »

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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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
The Satanic Cult of Hypnotizing Dolls and Blond Spinsters!, 4 August 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

"The Devil's Hand" is a truly bizarre little horror movie. It's very short and to the point… But what a point! Supernatural themes, romantic love triangles and voodoo! That's all pretty courageous and ambitious for a low-budget horror effort from that time. Too bad it eventually didn't turn out to be a very good movie… Rick Turner is an ordinary man, with loads of appeal to the ladies, whose dreams are disturbed by the reoccurring image of a beautiful blond girl. The odd thing is that his soon-to-be wife supports him without the slightest bit of jealousy. I wonder how my girlfriend would react when telling her I repeatedly dream of a hot blond calling out to me from the skies? Rick's uncomfortable situation grows even weirder when he's led to a toy store where they sell a doll with a face identical to the woman of his dreams. It all turns out to be a conspiracy of a satanic cult, ruled by the shop owner, and the blond uses voodoo and hypnosis to conquer Rick's heart. How's that for seduction techniques? Despite the silly and utterly implausible storyline, "The Devil's Hand" is occasionally atmospheric and several sequences are quite suspenseful, notably the ones set in the cult's headquarters where the members' loyalty to Gamba (the evil God) is tested. Still, there's way too much talking and confusion going on and only the climax contains horrific action. William Hole's directing is very neutral and the only real good performance is given by Neil "Commissioner Gordon" Hamilton. Linda Christian is a beauty, but her acting skills are rather forgettable. Worth a look if you run out of other options.

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