The Hands of Orlac

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The sound remake of the Wiene's 1925 classic. Concert pianist Paul Orlac (Mel Ferrer) survives a plane crash, and while in hospital reads that the night of his accident Vasseur The Strangler was executed. As in the original, hallucination and reality... read more

The sound remake of the Wiene's 1925 classic. Concert pianist Paul Orlac (Mel Ferrer) survives a plane crash, and while in hospital reads that the night of his accident Vasseur The Strangler was executed. As in the original, hallucination and reality war for control of Orlac's mind as he becomes convinced that his hands are that of Vasseur and he tries to strangle his fiancée. Christopher Lee plays the criminal who tries to blackmail him.

Original Release

12/01/1960

US Release

05/13/1964

Cast

Mel Ferrer Stephen Orlac
Christopher Lee Nero the Magician
Dany Carrel Régina / Li-Lang
Lucile Saint-Simon Louise Cochrane Orlac
Felix Aylmer Dr. Francis Cochrane
Peter Reynolds Mr. Felix
Basil Sydney Maurice Seidelman
Campbell Singer Inspector Henderson
Donald Wolfit Professor Volchett
Donald Pleasence Graham Coates
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Edmond T. Gréville

Writers

Maurice Renard, Edmond T. Gréville, John Baines, Donald Taylor

Cast

Mel Ferrer Stephen Orlac
Christopher Lee Nero the Magician
Dany Carrel Régina / Li-Lang
Lucile Saint-Simon Louise Cochrane Orlac
Felix Aylmer Dr. Francis Cochrane
Peter Reynolds Mr. Felix
Basil Sydney Maurice Seidelman
Campbell Singer Inspector Henderson
Donald Wolfit Professor Volchett
Donald Pleasence Graham Coates
Peter Bennett 1st Member
George Merritt 2nd Member
Arnold Diamond Dresser
Janina Faye Child
Gertan Klauber
Edouard Hemme Ange
Mireille Perrey Madame Aliberti
Yanilou Emilie
Franca Bellj Cell Whore
David Peel Pilot

Producers

Editors

Oswald Hafenrichter, Jean Ravel

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