The Hand (1960)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film, War Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this odd crime film, Scotland Yard begins searching for the one-armed killer behind a series of gruesome murders. The story begins in Burma during WW II with the capture and torture of a British captain and his two men. The soldiers refuse to give the Burmese information, and their interrogators chop off their right hands. The captain relents and tells them all they want to know; thereby, preserving his own hand. The story leaps ahead into the present where a series of murders involving amputations have occurred. The Yard detectives trace the killings to the former captain. He is pursued by the police. He flees across some railroad tracks, falls and has his hand cut off by a passing train.

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amputation, Scotland-Yard, captain [military], interrogator, killer, killing, capture, POW/MIA, severed, war, MIA (Missing in Action), torture, Burma