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The Crawling Hand (1963)

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The hand of a dead astronaut comes crawling back from the grave to strangle the living

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kent Taylor ...
Rod Lauren ...
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Sheriff Townsend (as Alan Hale)
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Sirry Steffen ...
Arline Judge ...
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Tristram Coffin ...
Security Chief Meidel (as Tristam Coffin)
Ross Elliott ...
Deputy Earl Harrison
Stan Jones ...
Funeral Director (as G. Stanley Jones)
Jock Putnam ...
Ambulance Attendant
Andy Andrews ...
Ambulance Attendant
Syd Saylor ...
Soda Shop Owner
Ed Wermer ...
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Storyline

After an astronaut space capsule is detonated in orbit, a teenager finds a severed arm among wreckage on earth. Soon the thing returns to life to murder and posses the young man's mind. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Astronaut Ordered Blown Up!!! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

24 February 1966 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Cry Wolf  »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds screen-tested twice for the role as teen character Paul Lawrence, but reportedly performed so woodenly that he was not chosen. See more »

Goofs

When Donna puts on her bikini bottom after supposedly disrobing behind the rock, she pulls them up over her panties. This goof is only noticeable in the full-screen (open matte) version of the film. When cropped for wide screen the illusion of nudity is preserved. See more »

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Featured in The Canned Film Festival: The Crawling Hand (1986) See more »

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The Bird's the Word
Sung by The Rivingtons
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One of my favorite really awful movies!
30 December 1998 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Now here's what cheap sci-fi teen horror is all about, and it's from AIP, of course! Astronaut is killed in space while possessed by an evil alien force, but somehow his severed arm makes its way to earth, still hosting the alien, and begins a killing spree. If that's not good enough, you've got troubled teens, two proto-X-Files scientists tracking the hand, a sublimely weird malt-shop assault scene, and the crawling arm's demise comes via a pack of stray cats! Classic trash from start to finish!


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