The Thieving Hand
|The Thieving Hand|
|Directed by||J. Stuart Blackton|
|Produced by||J. Stuart Blackton|
|Distributed by||Vitagraph Studios|
|Running time||5 minutes (16 frames per second)|
The Thieving Hand is a 1908 American silent short film. It is credited for its astounding trick photography and effects for its age. It was directed and produced by J. Stuart Blackton of Vitagraph Studios.
It is one of the 50 films in the 4-disc boxed DVD set called Treasures from American Film Archives (2000), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from 18 American film archives. The film's print is preserved by the George Eastman House.
A one-armed beggar receives a new limb from a strange store that specializes in human appendages. The new arm has a mind of its own, though, and brings the man nothing but trouble.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Thieving Hand". Silent Era. Retrieved 2010-06-27.
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