A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.



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Mackenzie Ward ...
Noel Lang
Joan Seton ...
Dorothy Lang
Norman Shelley ...
Alfie Bass ...
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Rose Howlett ...
Mrs. Gurney
Hay Petrie ...
Sydney Tafler ...
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A mother wishes for the return of her dead son, and that wish is granted by a charm made from a severed monkey's paw.

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1 November 1948 (UK)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Monkey's Paw, The (1948)

** (out of 4)

British version of the famous story has two elderly folks getting the monkey's paw, which will grant three wishes but usually follows those wishes with tragedy. The father wishes for riches and gets them but his son is killed at the same time. Then, the couple wish for their son to return to life. The horror elements of this thing are discussed and talked about for the first sixty minutes and then finally happen during the last three. I see there are many other versions of this out there and I'm sure one has to be better than this rather disappointing film.

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