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The Hands of Orlac (1960)

95 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

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 ...See moreA 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 See less
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Writers
Maurice Renard (novel) | Edmond T. Gréville (adaptation) (dialogue) (as Max Montagut) | John Baines (adaptation)
Cinematographers
Desmond Dickinson (version: English) | Jacques Lemare (version: French)
Production Designer
Eugène Piérac (as Eugène Pierac)
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Updated Dec 31, 1960

Release date
May 13, 1964 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Mel Ferrer
Stephen Orlac Stephen Orlac   See fewer
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Dany Carrel
Régina / Li-Lang Régina / Li-Lang   See fewer
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Christopher Lee
Nero the Magician Nero the Magician   See fewer
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Lucile Saint-Simon
Louise Cochrane Orlac Louise Cochrane Orlac   See fewer
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Donald Wolfit
Professor Volchett (as Sir Donald Wolfit) Professor Volchett (as Sir Donald Wolfit)   See fewer
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Mireille Perrey
Madame Aliberti Madame Aliberti   See fewer
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Felix Aylmer
Dr. Francis Cochrane Dr. Francis Cochrane   See fewer
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Yanilou
Emilie Emilie   See fewer
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Basil Sydney
Maurice Seidelman Maurice Seidelman   See fewer
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Franca Bellj
Cell Whore (as Franca Bel) Cell Whore (as Franca Bel)   See fewer
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Peter Reynolds
Mr. Felix Mr. Felix   See fewer
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Campbell Singer
Inspector Henderson Inspector Henderson   See fewer
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Donald Pleasence
Graham Coates Graham Coates   See fewer
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Antoine Balpêtré
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Peter Bennett
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Ernest Blyth
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Jean Combal
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Fred Davis
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arnold Diamond
Dresser (uncredited) Dresser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Janina Faye
Child (uncredited) Child (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierre Ferrari
Ambulance Attendant (uncredited) Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andrée Florence
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Jean Fountaine
French Waiter (uncredited) French Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Gregory
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Harrington
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Juba Kennerley
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Gertan Klauber
Fairground Attendant (uncredited) Fairground Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Aileen Lewis
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George Merritt
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Richard Neller
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David Peel
Airplane Pilot (uncredited) Airplane Pilot (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Randall
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Anita Sharp-Bolster
Volchett's Assistant (uncredited) Volchett's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Smart
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Emile Stemmler
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John Tatum
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Manning Wilson
Inspector Jagger (uncredited) Inspector Jagger (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.8 / 10 | 309 votes