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Herbert Reinecker (screenplay)
Edgar Wallace (novel)
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Release Date:
1971 (USA) See more »
Fear will grip you by the throat when the evil hand KILLS...KILLS...KILLS
Scotland Yard is after a homicidal maniac called The Blue Hand, which is what he uses to kill his victims. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harald Leipnitz ... Inspektor Craig

Klaus Kinski ... Dave Emerson / Richard Emerson
Carl Lange ... Dr. Albert Mangrove

Ilse Steppat ... Lady Emerson
Hermann Lenschau ... Rechtsanwalt Douglas

Diana Körner ... Myrna Emerson
Gudrun Genest ... Schwester Harris
Albert Bessler ... Butler Anthony
Richard Haller ... Edward Appleton / Die Blaue Hand
Ilse Pagé ... Miss Mabel Finley
Fred Haltiner ... Wärter Reynolds
Peter Parten ... Robert Emerson
Thomas Danneberg ... Charles Emerson
Heinz Spitzner ... Richter
Siegfried Schürenberg ... Sir John
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Coward ... Nurse Warner (1987 footage) (uncredited)
Otto Czarski ... Wärter Duck (uncredited)

Ed French ... Bearded lunatic (1987 footage) (uncredited)
Bob Gutowsky ... Killer cannibal (1987 footage) (uncredited)
Karin Kenklies ... Nurse Agnes Dairen (uncredited)
Helga Lander ... Virginia (uncredited)
Günther Notthoff ... Wärter (uncredited)
Harry Riebauer ... Mr. Snobbits (uncredited)
Ruben Santiago ... Security guard (1987 footage) (uncredited)
Al Vega ... Security guard (1987 footage) (uncredited)
Alfred Vohrer ... Edgar Wallace / Boss (voice) (also archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred Vohrer 
Samuel M. Sherman (new footage) (uncredited)
Writing credits
Herbert Reinecker (screenplay) (as Alex Berg)

Edgar Wallace (novel "The Blue Hand")

Fred Denger  uncredited
Uschi Haarbrücker  script (uncredited)
Harald G. Petersson  uncredited
Samuel M. Sherman  1987 footage (uncredited)

Produced by
Fritz Klotsch .... executive producer
Horst Wendlandt .... producer
Preben Philipsen .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Martin Böttcher 
Cinematography by
Ernst W. Kalinke 
Film Editing by
Jutta Hering 
Art Direction by
Walter Kutz 
Wilhelm Vorwerg 
Set Decoration by
Günter Beer (uncredited)
Günter Franke (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Irms Pauli 
Gisela Nixdorf (uncredited)
Helmut Preuss (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Charlotte Kersten .... makeup artist (as Charlotte Kersten-Schmidt)
Willi Nixdorf .... makeup artist
Production Management
Herbert Kerz .... production manager
Wolfgang Kühnlenz .... production manager
Harry Wilbert .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eva Ebner .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gerhard Müller .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Joachim Gitt .... assistant camera
Wolfgang Hofmann .... assistant camera
Gerd-Victor Krau .... still photographer
Max Marhoffer .... still photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Evelyn Siewert .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Helga Stumpf .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Werner Schröder .... animal trainer
Eva Ebner .... arm double: Myrna Emerson (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die blaue Hand" - West Germany (original title)
"The Bloody Dead" - USA (video title (recut version))
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Germany:87 min | USA:74 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Klangfilm-Magnetocord)
Germany:12 (re-rating) (1991) | USA:GP | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

On the movie poster of the Italian release Diana Körner and Harald Leipnitz were credited as 'Diana Cornell' and 'Harald Leipniz'.See more »
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Klaus Kinsi is menacingly fun to watch, as usual., 16 July 2013
Author: Zbigniew_Krycsiwiki from United States

(Blood splattered everywhere in the first scene, mopped up by the janitors?) Kinski escapes from an asylum and hides out at his family's nearby estate, and assumes the identity of his twin brother, just as a series of murders begin, committed by a man in a black cloak with an iron glove and razor fingers.

How is that, for contrived and convoluted? And quick: this was filmed in February and March 1967, and released already in West Germany in April 1967!

Almost the entire film is bound to the family estate, a setting which allows for plenty of surreal images and vivid colours and soft photography and cracks of lightning in the night, and a few well done stalking scenes, but also limits the film, and makes it feel like a photographed stage-play. A slow moving and somewhat dull stage-play, with an abrupt and dodgy ending.

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