The Beast with Five Fingers

The Beast with Five Fingers

Director: Robert Florey Cast: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre

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Overview

The Beast with Five Fingers

This movie is an early horror film classic and certainly one that a well-rounded horror movie aficionado should not miss. An invalid concert pianist dies, leaving a will that does not include his personal secretary Hilary Cummins (Peter Lorre) as a beneficiary. Furious, the left-out yes-man cuts off a hand from the corpse and plots revenge. Unfortunately for Hilary, the hand inherits a life of its own and relentlessly stalks the wild-eyed Lorre as he flees in vain. Special effects keep the audience jumping as they dread the next appearance of this gruesome walking hand. The film is directed by Robert Florey, who also directed Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2013
UPC: 0883316843062
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 8,423

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Alda Conrad Ryler
Andrea King Julie Holden
Peter Lorre Hilary Cummins
Victor Francen Francis Ingram
J. Carrol Naish Ouidio Castanio
Charles Dingle Raymond Arlington
John Alvin Donald Arlington
David Hoffman Duprex
Barbara Brown Mrs. Miller
Patricia White Clara
William Edmunds Antonio
Belle Mitchell Giovanna
Ray Walker Miller
Pedro de Cordoba Horatio

Technical Credits
Robert Florey Director
Wesley Anderson Cinematographer
Stanley Fleischer Art Director
William Jacobs Producer
Frank Magee Editor
Curt Siodmak Screenwriter
Max Steiner Score Composer

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