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The Hands of Orlac

The Hands of Orlac(1964)

Also Known As: Hands of a Strangler | Les mains d'Orlac |

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Brief Synopsis

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.

Cast & Crew

Mel Ferrer Steven Orlac
Dany Carrel Li-lang
Felix Aylmer Dr. Cochrane
Basil Sydney Siedelman
Lucile Saint-Simon Louise Cochrane
Antoine Balpêtré Professor Volcheff [see note]
Anita Sharp Bolster Volcheff's assistant
Mireille Perrey Madame Aliberti, the landlady
Campbell Singer Inspector Henderson
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Detroit opening: 13 May 1964
Release Date:  1964 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Continental Distributing, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Pendennis Pictures, Riviera International Films, Socit Cinmatographique des Studios de La Victorine
Duration(mins):  87 Country:  France
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • The Hands of Orlac (1964)

    Celia Trimboli 2010-12-03

    Very good version. Very good performance by Christopher Lee as the blackmailing magician. MORE>

  • Other Version

    Bianca 2007-08-03

    The old version of Hands of Orlac main character acted by none other then Conrad Veidt was supposedly much, much better and it's not even mentioned on... MORE>