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Les mains d'Orlac (1960)

Réalisateur : Edmond T. Gréville
Adaptateur : John Baines
Auteur de l'oeuvre originale : Maurice Renard
Dialoguiste : Max Montagut
Société de production : SOVIC - Société Cinématographique des Studios de la Victorine
Directeur de la photographie :
Ingénieur du son :
Compositeur de la musique : Claude Bolling
Décorateur :
Assistant-réalisateur :
Monteur :

Synopsis

Le pianiste Stephen Orlac est victime d'un accident qui le prive de ses mains, le docteur Cerral lui greffe les mains d'un assassin venant de se faire guillotiner. Dès lors, Orlac se demande s'ils n'est pas un Mister Hyde ayant hérité de penchants criminels. Les crimes se multiplient autour d'Orlac.

Mel is a concert pianist whose plane crashes and his hands are horribly scarred and burnt in the Hands of Orlac. He has surgery performed on them and his hands heal except for a few scars, but when he regains consciousness he sees a newspaper and hallucinates thinking that the hands of a killer have been exchanged with his own. Orlac starts to go crazy and finds he cannot play as well as he used to, thinking that the hands he bears are that of a killer. Eventually he tries to strangle his girlfriend and he takes off and soon encounters Christopher Lee, who is a magician and is looking for a way to blackmail Orlac. Lee soon finds what he wants to know and starts to drive Orlac insane, hoping before he drives the final nail in the coffin, that Orlac will pay him a lot of money. This was an incredibly good thriller - chiller with good performances by everybody, especially Ferrer as the tormented Orlac.

Casting

Mel Ferrer
(Stephen Orlac)
Christopher Lee
(Néron)
Lucile Saint-Simon
(Louise)
Dany Carrel
(Régina)
Félix Aylmer
(le docteur Francis Cochrane)

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Edmond T. Gréville (1906-66) - Conception et création : Sébastien JOUVE
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