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The Beast With Five Fingers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Peter Lorre, Andrea King, Robert Alda, J. Carrol Naish

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Francis Ingram, a crippled millionaire tumbles down the stairs and dies.
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Julie, Ingram's nurse, inherits all of his money and property, much to the dismay of his family, who now suspect murder.
The Commissario is called and everyone remains in the mansion until the situation is resolved. Suddenly, people begin dying. Hilary, a scientist and Ingram's friend, claims the killer is a severed hand. The Commissario and Conrad, Ingram's friend and Julie's love, investigate and discover that Ingram's hand has been removed. Hilary had removed the hand and rigged a hidden record player to sound like Ingram playing the piano to trick everyone into believing the mansion was haunted and Ingram's hand was killing people; when, in actuality, it was him doing the killing.
However, Hilary begins going insane and starts to believe that the hand is trying to kill him. He imagines the hand strangling him and it scares him to death.
With Hilary dead, the Commissario and Conrad find the hand and the record player and solve the crime.

The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Any profanity?    -   None

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