The Hands of Orlac (1960 film)

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The Hands of Orlac
The hands of Orlac 1960 poster.jpg
British original poster
Directed byEdmond T. Gréville
Produced bySteven Pallos
Donald Taylor
Written byEdmond T. Gréville
Donald Taylor
John V. Baines
Based onHands of Orlac
by Maurice Renard
StarringMel Ferrer
Dany Carrel
Lucile Saint-Simon
Christopher Lee
Felix Aylmer
Mireille Perrey
Music byClaude Bolling
CinematographyDesmond Dickinson
Edited byOswald Hafenrichter
Distributed byBrittania Films (UK)
Continental Films (US)
Release date
December 1960 (UK)
13 May 1964 (US)
Running time
95 minutes
United Kingdom

The Hands of Orlac (aka Hands of the Strangler) is a 1960 British-French horror film directed by Edmond T. Gréville, starring Mel Ferrer, Christopher Lee, and Dany Carrel,[1] and based on the novel Les Mains d'Orlac by Maurice Renard.



The film was shot in both French and English versions.[2]


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  2. ^ John Hamilton, The British Independent Horror Film 1951-70 Hemlock Books 2013 p 91-96

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