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The Severed Arm (1973)

R | | Horror | 1973 (USA)
Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.

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Teddy Rogers
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Sgt. Mark Richards
David G. Cannon ...
Jeff Ashton
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Mad Man Herman
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Doctor Ray Sanders
Vince Martorano ...
Bill Hale
Ray Dannis ...
Ted Rogers
Bob Guthrie ...
Roger Rogers
Cynthia Gabrielle ...
Ruth Sanders
George Dunn ...
Harry the Janitor
Alan DeWitt ...
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R. Lance Thomas
Gwen Cannon
Marcellous Smith
Wally K. Berns ...
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Trapped in a cave, five men cut the arm off of another companion in order to ward off starvation. After they are saved, their victim seeks revenge on them one by one.

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Jeff: If there's anything we can do...
Doctor's wife: Can you get his arm back?
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9 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When a half-dozen friends become trapped in a cave for a fortnight, they contemplate cannibalism as a means for survival, amputating the arm of one of their companions but then live to regret that decision years later.

David G.Cannon is essentially the star, the anti-hero who conjured the great idea, Paul Carr is his policeman buddy, and John Crawford the surgeon whose limb lopping lunacy lands him top of the list when vengeance comes knocking. Former one-time "Gidget" Deborah Walley has a sympathetic supporting role and whilst overall the acting is serviceable, the direction and narrative is weak and full of contrivances; it's essentially a conceptual outline of a movie without the logic or detail and it suffers accordingly.

There's a couple of memorable amputation scenes that work effectively and the climax is, while not entirely unexpected, still reasonably effective. Overall the film is clumsy, lacking suspense at the crucial moments and threadbare on plot detail. Great title, mediocre film.


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