Orlacs Hände (1924) AKA The Hands of Orlac


Orlac is a world famous pianist. One day he is badly hurt in a big train wreck. He is in danger of losing both his hands so his wife begs the doctors to save them. They eventually manage to transplant his hands with those of another deceased person. After his recovery Orlac discovers that there is something seriously wrong with his new pair of hands — it is as if they had a will of their own. But Orlac doesn’t know that they actually belonged to a dangerous murderer.

Director: Robert Wiene. AKA The Hands of Orlac
Writers: Maurice Renard (novel), Louis Nerz.
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Strassny, Paul Askonas, Carmen Cartellieri, Hans Homma, Fritz Kortner.


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  1. September 11, 2023

    Bizarre adaption of a nightmarish script. Notice they walk around throughout the picture as if their feet hurt… Maybe they do hurt. and thats not in the script.
    Take a pain killer… Camera! Action! Roll em Max!
    4 BIG Stars

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