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La mano de un hombre muerto (1962)

| Horror | 1962 (Spain)
When violent crime strikes a tiny hamlet, the townsfolk suspect the distant relative of a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.

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(as Jess Frank)

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(screenplay) (as Jess Frank), (story: "La Main d'un Homme Mort") (as David Khune) | 2 more credits »
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Lida (as Anna Astor)
Howard Vernon ...
Baron Max von Klaus
Paula Martel ...
Karine
Georges Rollin ...
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Hugo Blanco ...
Ludwig von Klaus
Gogó Rojo ...
Margaret (as Gogo Robins)
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When violent crime strikes a tiny hamlet, the townsfolk suspect the distant relative of a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.

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wicked early Franco
7 June 2003 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Here's another early Franco, rescued for DVD, that proves that he was once a director to be reckoned with. Creepy B&W atmosphere, with individualistic characters spouting often witty dialogue (not unlike the Edgar Wallace krimis). Highly reminiscent of his earlier Orloff film (in fact, some of the scene settings and lighting techniques look identical), this one pushes the sadism further with a knockout torture scene of a sexy barmaid that must have really pushed the limits in the early 60's. The jazzy score and the usual cabaret scenes help keep the film light despite the preponderance of dialogue scenes.


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