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The Hands of Orlac ()


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A pianist has a transplant operation that gives him a new pair of hands. Unfortunately, the hands belonged to a murderer, and he finds the hands starting to take over his life and commit... See more »

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Stephen Orlac
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Régina / Li-Lang
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Nero the Magician
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Louise Cochrane Orlac
Edouard Hemme ...
Auge
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Professor Volchett (as Sir Donald Wolfit)
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Madame Aliberti
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Dr. Francis Cochrane
Yanilou ...
Emilie
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Maurice Seidelman
Franca Bellj ...
Cell Whore (as Franca Bel)
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Mr. Felix
Campbell Singer ...
Inspector Henderson
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Graham Coates
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antoine Balpêtré ...
(uncredited)
Peter Bennett ...
1st Member (uncredited)
Ernest Blyth ...
Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
Jean Combal ...
(uncredited)
Fred Davis ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Dresser (uncredited)
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Child (uncredited)
Pierre Ferrari ...
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Andrée Florence ...
(uncredited)
Jean Fountaine ...
French Waiter (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
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Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
Gertan Klauber ...
Fairground Attendant (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ...
Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
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2nd Member (uncredited)
Richard Neller ...
Surgeon in Clinic Hallway / Concert Audience (uncredited)
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Airplane Pilot (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Volchett's Assistant (uncredited)
John Smart ...
Nighclub Audience (uncredited)
Emile Stemmler ...
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
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Concert Audience (uncredited)
Manning Wilson ...
Inspector Jagger (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edmond T. Gréville

Written by

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Maurice Renard ... (novel)
 
Edmond T. Gréville ... (adaptation) &
John Baines ... (adaptation)
 
Edmond T. Gréville ... (dialogue) (as Max Montagut)
 
Donald Taylor ... (dialogue: English version) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Steven Pallos ... producer
Donald Taylor ... producer

Music by

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Claude Bolling

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Desmond Dickinson ... director of photography
Jacques Lemare ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Oswald Hafenrichter
Jean Ravel

Editorial Department

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M.R. Mascarello-Cecchi ... assistant editor
Alain Weber ... assistant editor
Alan Corder ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Lois Gray ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Eugène Piérac ... (as Eugène Pierac)

Art Direction by

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John Blezard

Makeup Department

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Barbara Barnard ... hair stylist
Jean-Jacques Chanteau ... key makeup artist
Stuart Freeborn ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ben Arbeid ... production manager
Eugène Nase ... production manager (as Eugene Nase)
Louis Pointet ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jacques Corbel ... assistant director
Louis Pascal ... assistant director
Basil Rayburn ... assistant director (as Basil Rabin)
Timothy Burrill ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Henry Emery ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Fernand Bernardi ... production buyer
Maurice Guerbe ... assistant production designer
Aldo Spapperi ... props
Bill Bennison ... draughtsman (uncredited)
George Durant ... prop buyer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Buster Ambler ... sound
Robert Biard ... sound engineer (as Robert Biart)
Jean Claude Evanghelou ... sound (as J.C. Evanghelou)
Bob Jones ... sound
Bernard Souverbie ... boom operator (as B. Souverbie)
Jimmy Dooley ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Peter Dukelow ... boom operator (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jacques Boutinot ... still photographer
Max Dulac ... first assistant camera
Harry Gillam ... camera operator
Raymond Letouzey ... camera operator
Alexandre Tomatis ... second assistant camera
Bert Owen ... chief floor electrician (uncredited)
Ted Reed ... still photographer (uncredited)
Ronnie Fox Rogers ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rebecca Breed ... wardrober (as Jackie Breed)

Music Department

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Claude Bolling ... conductor
Werner Haas ... musician: piano
Ilona Kabos ... musical director: concert music
Stanford Robinson ... conductor: concert music

Other crew

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Marie Darricades ... script girl
Hazel Gee ... choreographer
Marthe Toti ... production secretary
Cynthia Maugham ... production secretary (uncredited)
Yvonne Richards ... continuity (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A pianist has a transplant operation that gives him a new pair of hands. Unfortunately, the hands belonged to a murderer, and he finds the hands starting to take over his life and commit crimes. A seedy magician suspects what is happening and tries to blackmail him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines Melody... or murder in these hands? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les mains d'Orlac (France)
  • La manos de Orlac (Spain)
  • Ta heria tou Orlac (Greece)
  • Le mani dell'altro (Italy)
  • As Mãos de Orlac (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Trivia Simultaneously shot in English and French with stars Mel Ferrer and Christopher Lee, both of whom spoke French fluently, using their own voices in both soundtracks. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Hands of Orlac (1979). See more »
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