The Crawling Hand


A moon mission gone horribly awry sets the stage for terror in Acme Video's release of Herbert L. Strock's The Crawling Hand. Presented in 1.33:1 full frame, this disc offers audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo.
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A moon mission gone horribly awry sets the stage for terror in Acme Video's release of Herbert L. Strock's The Crawling Hand. Presented in 1.33:1 full frame, this disc offers audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
Director/producer Herbert L. Strock made some movies of which he could be justifiably proud -- Gog, Battle Taxi, and Blood of Dracula were neat little low- to medium-budget releases that pleased audiences. The Crawling Hand probably pleased a lot of people who paid to see it in 1963, although whether or not they were paying to "see" it is an open question -- this is the kind of movie that usually played drive-ins, more than any other venues; but regardless of that, it's definitely not a movie of which Strock could be proud. The acting is mostly stiff and amateurish, which is no surprise given that the script is almost insultingly juvenile, and it's painfully obvious that a lot of first-takes were used, despite mistakes that could not have been missed at the time. What does make this movie slightly notable, if not exactly "worth" watching -- outside of the context of pictures that revel in their weaknesses (so bad they're almost "good") -- is the presence in the cast of a lot of basically good players, veterans and otherwise. Old-timers Richard Arlen and Sid Saylor are here, along with Arline Judge, Allison Hayes, Tristram Coffin, Ross Elliot, Kent Taylor, and Alan Hale, Jr.. Additionally, at least one once-promising newcomer, Beverly Lunsford, was somehow roped into appearing in this movie, along with former Miss Iceland Sirry Steffen. The Crawling Hand is sort of the sci-fi equivalent of all of those A.C. Lyles-produced westerns of the same era, populated by well-known actors and stars out of the 1940's.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • UPC: 603497148424
  • Original Release: 1963
  • Rating:

  • Source: Rhino Theatrical
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 94,142

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Breck Steve Curan
Kent Taylor Doc Weitzberg
Rod Lauren Paul Lawrence
Sirry Steffen Marta Farnstrom
Arline Judge Mrs. Hotchkiss
Alan Hale Jr. Sheriff
Andy Andrews
Richard Arlen
Tristram Coffin
Ross Elliott
Beverly Lunsford
Sid Saylor
Allison Hayes Donna
Technical Credits
Herbert L. Strock Director, Editor, Screenwriter
William Edelson Screenwriter
The Rivingtons Songwriter
Joseph F. Robertson Producer
William Van Der Leer Cinematographer
Robert M. Young Original Story
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. Opening Credits [1:29]
2. No Contact [8:25]
3. Substitute For Oxygen [8:48]
4. After School Swim [7:23]
5. Looking For A hand [11:49]
6. Crime Scene [6:01]
7. Looking For Beer [7:27]
8. Secret Recording [6:56]
9. Plans For Later [7:25]
10. Jukebox Murder [8:10]
11. An Arm In The Sand [5:21]
12. Finding Paul's Hand [8:36]
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