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Hands of a Stranger (1962)





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You have to hand it to the ones who provided this suspenseful thriller. When a gifted piano player loses his hands in an auto accident, a well-meaning surgeon attaches the hands of a dead man to the victim. No one realizes the attached hands belonged to a deranged killer. When the musician awakens, he embarks on the vengeful murders of the doctor and staff who undertook the surgery.

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James Stapleton
as Vernon Paris
Joan Harvey
as Dina Paris
Paul Lukather
as Dr. Gil Harding
Ted Otis
as Dr. Russ Compton
Michael DuPont
as Dr. Ken Fry
Larry Haddon
as Police Lt. Syms
Michael Rye
as George Britton
Elaine Martone
as Eileen Hunter
George Sawaya
as Cab Driver
David Kramer
as Carnival Barker
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Critic Reviews for Hands of a Stranger

All Critics (2)

Body, mind, soul -- can one exist without the others? Is the 'self' determined by one or a combination of all three? These age-old questions are examined more directly in even B horrors, such as 'Hands of a Stranger,' than in most other entertainments.

September 9, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Adequate chiller before it loses its tune.

September 10, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hands of a Stranger

A talented concert pianist loses his hands in an auto accident ( ... stop me if you've heard this one before ...). A talented surgeon sows on a new set of fingers in a flash of new science wonderment, only the emotional artist begins to believe that they're one's previously belonging to a murderer. So now the pianist is playing a new, and horrible song. There's good writing in this, only sporadically and often it's unnatural and disquieting, making this a spotty outing at best, and slow and tedious at worst. Pass this by. There's other versions of this story to go to.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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