Monday, July 28, 2008

HANDS OF ORLAC - Claude Bolling - Dany Carrel - "In The Club" (1960)

Personally, I like this movie, "Hands Of The Strangler" or "Hands Of Orlac" or whatever you want to call it, just don't call it "Hands Of A Stranger", that's a completely different movie! This is a fun but creepy film, it's kinda sleazy, but with a great cast and a very swinging soundtrack composed by chid prodigy pianist Claude Bolling, one of France's finest Jazz musicians!!!

So you can see that Mr. Stephen Orlac was no musical slouch either! He had a record deal!! Not bad Steverino, but I think it's time to jazz up your act!

Orlac goes in this club and Li-Lang is doing her act!! Bam!! Off with the dress!!

Mel Ferrer is impressed!! How many nights do you think Mel had to stay up to get this look?? What a great actor!

The snuggly cute Dany Carrel was born Yvonne Suzanne Chazelles du Chaxel in French Indochina, better known today as Vietnam, and is as good a reason as any to check out the French section of your local video rental store!! The guy on the right had the best seat in the house and is using it to full advantage!

Right about here Orlac forgets completely how to play the piano!

Christopher Lee as Nero or as it says on the wall Neron is great as always, and it's worth the price of admission just to see his magic act, that is until he goes off and gets all diabolical!!

2 comments:

Greg Goodsell said...

Be sure to check out MAD LOVE with Peter Lorre for the definitive version of this oft-told tale!

Elliot James said...

I'v been looking for a decent print on DVD for years. It never plays on TV anymore, Even TCM. Dany Carrel is smoking hot and Lee is just as sleazy as he was in Beat Girl.

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