Locals in an Italian village believe evil has taken over the estate of a recently deceased pianist where several murders have taken place. The alleged killer: the pianist's severed hand.
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Your flesh will creep... AT THE HAND THAT CRAWLS!!
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Did You Know?
According to Curt Siodmak
in "Screenwriter: Words Become Pictures", he originally wrote the story for Warner Brothers leading man Paul Henreid
. The actor declined saying, "I'm not wild to play against a dead hand." The writer believed that it would have been more effective with a good-looking man like Henreid instead of Peter Lorre
, whom the audience would automatically think was crazy. See more
Conrad proposes to Julie that the two of them leave Italy without the Commissario's knowledge. He should know this is impossible, as he saw the Commissario confiscate Julie's passport sometime earlier. See more
In my mind there is no doubt the hand is walking around.
You don't believe in things like that.
Unfortunately for the peace of our souls, one cannot explain everything logically that happens in this world, Signor Conrad.
Referenced in Corpse Bride
Chaconne in D minor BMW 1004
Composed bt Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged for the left hand by Johannes Brahms
Pianist Ervin Nyiregyhazi
("Played on the screen by Victor Francen
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