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 by Edmond T. Gréville
Produced by Steven Pallos
Donald Taylor
Written by Edmond T. Gréville
Donald Taylor
John V. Baines
Based on Hands of Orlac
by Maurice Renard
Starring Mel Ferrer
Dany Carrel
Lucile Saint-Simon
Christopher Lee
Felix Aylmer
Mireille Perrey
Music by Claude Bolling
Cinematography Desmond Dickinson
Edited by Oswald Hafenrichter
Distributed by Brittania Films (UK)
Continental Films (US)
Release date
December 1960 (UK)
13 May 1964 (US)
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
United Kingdom

The Hands of Orlac 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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