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Hands of a Stranger (1962)

Passed | | Horror | 22 April 1962 (USA)
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A concert pianist loses his hands in a car crash, but a surgeon gives him new ones. The experimental medical procedure goes awry when the new hands drive the pianist mad.

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Newt Arnold (as Newton Arnold)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Lukather ... Dr. Gil Harding
Joan Harvey ... Dina Paris
James Noah ... Vernon Paris (as James Stapleton)
Ted Otis Ted Otis ... Dr. Ross Compton
Michael Rye Michael Rye ... George Britton
Laurence Haddon Laurence Haddon ... Police Lt. Syms (as Larry Haddon)
Elaine Martone Elaine Martone ... Eileen Hunter
George Sawaya George Sawaya ... Tony Wilder
Michael Du Pont Michael Du Pont ... Dr. Ken Fry (as Michael du Pont)
Sally Kellerman ... Sue
David Kramer David Kramer ... Carnival Barker
Irish McCalla ... Nurse Holly
Barry Gordon ... Skeet
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Storyline

A surgeon must graft new hands on a concert pianist to replace his badly mangled ones. However, after the operation, the pianist comes to believe that his new hands have a mind of their own, and are trying to force him to commit evil acts. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

THEY GAVE HIM THE HANDS OF A KILLER! (all original print ads and posters-all caps) See more »

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Answer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Glenwood-Neve Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Completed in 1960, but not released until 1962. See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) The pianist hits the piano keys in frustration in the treble register. However, we hear the sound of the lower, bass, register instead. See more »

Crazy Credits

and introducing BARRY GORDON as Skeet See more »

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Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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How's Your Mother
Composed by John Mosher Played by Red Norvo Quintet (as Red Norvo Quintette) (Red Norvo, Jerry Dodgion, Jimmy Wyble, John Markham, Red Wootten)
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Enjoyable!
15 March 2003 | by NNancy1964See all my reviews

I saw this on the Saturday night Creature Feature, which usually plays the WORST kind of dreck... I was pleasantly surprised that this film was as good as it was. Being from a family of musicians, and a flutist myself, I understood all too well the care that Vernon took of his hands, and the devastation he must have felt. The premise of the film wasn't really anything new, but there were enough twists to keep it interesting... :-)


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