The Hands of Orlac

The Hands of Orlac

  • NR
  • 1924
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 7.1  (2,539)

"The Hands of Orlac" is a German silent horror film. It's based on Maurice Renard's story, "Les Mains d'Orlac." The title character is a concert pianist who suffers a horrible accident and loses his hands. His doctor transplants new hands onto him. Unfortunately, there's a problem: The new hands come from a man who'd been executed for murder. Orlac discovers he can't play piano with the new hands, and he's afraid he also got their former owner's violent tendencies. The doctor tries to convince him that's not the case, but is he right?

The Hands of Orlac
Description
"The Hands of Orlac" is a German silent horror film. It's based on Maurice Renard's story, "Les Mains d'Orlac." The title character is a concert pianist who suffers a horrible accident and loses his hands. His doctor transplants new hands onto him. Unfortunately, there's a problem: The new hands come from a man who'd been executed for murder. Orlac discovers he can't play piano with the new hands, and he's afraid he also got their former owner's violent tendencies. The doctor tries to convince him that's not the case, but is he right?

The Hands of Orlac is a 1924 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1.

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  • Release Date
    1924
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 30 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (2,539)