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The Monkey's Paw (1948)

 -  Horror | Thriller  -  June 1948 (UK)
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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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Cast overview:
Milton Rosmer ...
Mr. Trelawne
Megs Jenkins ...
Mrs. Trelawne
Michael Martin Harvey ...
Eric Micklewood ...
Tom Trelawne
Brenda Hogan ...
Mackenzie Ward ...
Noel Lang
Joan Seton ...
Dorothy Lang
Norman Shelley ...
Alfie Bass ...
Speedway Track Manager
Rose Howlett ...
Mrs. Gurney
Hay Petrie ...
Sydney Tafler ...
The Dealer
Patrick Ward ...
Sgt. Lawson
Vincent Lawson ...


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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Believe me, don't ever wish for the impossible.
28 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read the review of the English production. It matches one which was filmed for the TV series, LIGHTS OUT as well as the one for SUSPENSE. This story is the reason that so many short horror and mystery stories broadcast on radio in the 1940's should be brought back by the mega film producers of today.

A fine half hour show, broadcast weekly would spellbind their audiences. Hitchcock's, "Hands of Mr. Ottermole" and "Banquo's Chair" were this kind of remake. The fabulous, "Lamb for the Slaughter" was great, but it made murder into a light comedy fantasy.

No major staging, no great sets, just ordinary actors in fear and terror trying to get some advantage from this curious monkey's paw was so powerful. The classic radio show and subsequent motion picture 'Sorry, Wrong Number" should make people see the power of the short story.

Those jokes about three wishes from a genie in a bottle make light of the potential terror from getting what you wish for, with an amulet made from a monkey's paw.

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