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Hand of Death (1961)

 
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:35 am    Post subject: Hand of Death (1961) Reply with quote

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A not-bad, often-neglected little sci-fi tale starring John Agar ("Revenge of the Creature", "Brain from Planet Arous", plenty of others).

Scientist Agar's experiments turn him into a bloated, leather-faced monster who (still wearing his hat and trench coat) stalks the area, bringing death to anyone who touches him. The makeup is surprisingly good, very reminiscent of some of the monsters drawn by Jack Kirby for the old Marvel comics —



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— not to mention looking more than a little like Kirby's Ben Grimm, too


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Agar's physical appearance inspires as much viewer sympathy as it does frights — which is how the story is played. The leading lady is Paula Raymond, the lovely scientist who livened up the Museum of Natural History in "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" eight years earlier.

Director Gene Nelson's credits include "Kissin' Cousins" and "Harum Scarum" with Elvis Presley. Nelson also has co-starring roles in "Oklahoma!", "She's Working Her Way Through College", and others.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:23 pm    Post subject: Hand of Death Reply with quote

I would love to see this movie; it is only 58 minutes long.

Apparently it is available on Fox Movies on Demand. I couldn't find it there, but I found it at this link:

http://silveragemovies.com/hand-of-death-1962-p-597.html

EDIT: Sit doesn't work anymore.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bulldogtrekker made the above post exactly one year ago. Very Happy

By a strange quirk of fate, he and I watched a Youtube download of this movie today — one year later — and chatted on Facebook. It was the first time either of us had seen this movie.

It wasn't any better than we expected, but it certainly wasn't as bad as it might have been.

The story is very simple, but it stays right on track for the whole 58 minutes while a grossly deformed John Agar staggers around in a panic, terrified by his horrible condition, never killing anyone on purpose, but causing the deaths of several people by accident.

And the audience stays pretty tense throughout all this, because one touch from Mr. Agar means instant and painful death.

Here's the link to the video, which you'll notice was made from AMC years ago on a VHS tape.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned, Gene Nelson was in OKLAHOMA! and we see him here as singing and dancing cowboy Will Parker . . . a man of considerable talent:

_____ 'Kansas City' scene from Oklahoma! (1955)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Enjoy this Hand of Death trailer, then the clip above from Oklahoma, and finally the full movie from my post above.

But first, make a big bowl of popcorn, because you're in for a cinematic treat! Cool
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