The Hand

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  • NR
  • 1960
  • 1 hr 2 min
  • 5.0  (313)

The Hand is a British thriller film released in 1960, directed by Henry Cass and written by Michael Pertwee. The movie follows the story of a surgeon who transplant a thief's hand onto his own body after losing his own in a car accident. The movie begins with Richard Mathews, a talented surgeon, who loses his right hand in a car accident. Despite his devastation, Richard is determined to return to his profession and lead a normal life. After much deliberation, he opts for a risky transplant operation to receive a new hand. The doctors caution him that using a hand from a dead body is a terrible idea, but Richard is out of options.

A thief had been caught stealing in the same hospital, and the authorities had decided to hang him for his crime. Richard, desperate for a new hand, sees an opportunity and convinces the authorities to let him use the thief's hand in the transplant surgery. The operation is a success, but soon Richard notices strange things happening to his body.

As time passes, Richard realizes that the thief's hand is taking control of his life, and he is no longer able to control his right hand. The hand has a life of its own and drives him to commit strange and terrifying crimes. Richard becomes paranoid and fears that everyone is watching him. He starts behaving erratically and becomes obsessed with his new hand.

Meanwhile, the police are investigating a series of bizarre crimes that have occurred, and all the evidence points towards Richard. As the investigation unfolds, Richard's paranoia and guilt increase, and he starts losing his grip on reality. But, is it just his imagination, or is there something more sinister happening?

The film's plot is a fascinating and innovative concept that explores the blurred lines between science and horror. The Hand serves as a cautionary tale, warning of the dangers of tampering with nature and playing god. The movie's exploration of psychological themes such as guilt, obsession, and paranoia is both thrilling and thought-provoking.

The performances of Derek Bond, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, and Reed De Rouen are excellent, with each actor bringing a unique perspective to their characters. The Hand's cinematography and direction add an eerie quality to the film that keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats.

Overall, The Hand is a gripping film that explores the fringes of science and horror. It is a classic British thriller that explores the intriguing concept of a man's battle with his own body. The movie has stood the test of time and is an excellent example of the British horror genre of the 60s.

The Hand is a 1960 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 2 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 2 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (313)