Want to support Ticklish Business and get access to early episodes and exclusive merchandise? He comes to his senses, and is not harmed. Sam and Kristen will be attending and share their highly tentative schedules while Drea recommends her favorites. The audience now begins to see a disembodied hand moving around the manor house. All of which is set to the backdrop of a typical mansion of many rooms and doors, an imposing staircase and of course a grand piano. Ingram, outraged at the slander on his beloved's good name, tries to choke Cummins to death.
After he calls family and carers together for the reading of his will, tragedy strikes and something sinister begins to stalk the manor house. He locks the hand in a closet, but when Conrad and Holden appear to see what has happened — the hand has disappeared. October 2017 On , the film holds an approval rating of 89% based on 18 reviews, with a rating of 6. We discuss who could pull off a modern-day interpretation, our love for Miriam Hopkins, and Drea comes up with more new terms. I would have enjoyed additional scenes of him as the controlling, but brilliant, madman. Commissario Castanio discovers a hidden record player and concludes that Cummins was playing it to scare people. Robert Alda was cast instead.
All writings, including articles, news items, and reviews; as well as the blog logo, ratings and banners are the work and intellectual propery of the author, Kristen Lopez. In a fit of madness, Donald Arlington flees the house with Conrad in pursuit. They discover the old will. He climbs into his wheelchair, makes it to the top of the stairs, and calls out for Julie who never comes to his aid. When he mysteriously dies, leaving his estate to beautiful caregiver Julie , a host of relatives and other associates want to figure out who killed Francis. Cue characters getting bumped off, some shouting, some eerie scenes and then the mystery solved. That night, everyone hears Ingram playing the piano in the main hall, but when they go to check no one is there.
These include his nurse, Julie Holden ; a and amateur astrologist , Hillary Cummins ; a friend, Bruce Conrad ; and his sister's son, Donald Arlington. Florey stitches it together neatly, Anderson provides some striking photography that embraces shadows and deals in odd angles, while Lorre does yet another film stealing performance involving twitchy weasel like mania. But Julie is secretly in love with Conrad. Buy April's book, Puffblicity over on Amazon! Any images or video clips are the work of their respective authors. The arrival of the remaining male characters did nothing but confuse me as to who everyone was and how they interconnect.
Music is by Max Steiner and cinematography by Wesley Anderson. The Beast With Five Fingers dreams of being a murder mystery with an air of supernatural suspense, but the plot is too convoluted to blossom. It stars Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, J. We also answer a few of your questions! Later that night, Ingram begins to suffer hallucinations from poison put in his food and drink. The Arlingtons try to search for the old will, while suspicion falls on Cummins after he tries to remove several expensive old books from the manor house. The Beast with Five Fingers is directed by Robert Florey and jointly written by Curt Siodmak and William Fryer Harvey. No copyright infringement is intended.
He theorizes that Cummins cut off the hand, killed Duprex, and tried to kill Arlington. Ingram suffered a stroke which left his right side immobile, and he has to use a wheelchair to get around. Commissario Castanio discovers that someone has broken into the Ingram mausoleum and cut off Ingram's left hand. Wonderfully weird, a blend of guignol, noir, expressionism and cheese, The Beast with Five Fingers delivers rich rewards for those not expecting a horror masterpiece. Duprex , Ingram's attorney, tells Raymond that there are suspicions regarding Ingram's death that may lead to overturning the new will in favor of the old one. Meanwhile, Donald Arlington remembers the combination and location of an old safe in the house, and Commissario Castanio and his father accompany him to the room where it is located.
Commissario Ovidio Castanio of the local police investigates the death, but finds little sign of murder. But it seems impossible for anyone to have gotten in or out. Francis Ingram was a once brilliant pianist who finds himself confined to a wheelchair and only able to play piano with his left hand. Ingram falls down the stairs, breaking his neck. . So Samantha and Kristen sat down to discuss 1955's Fox Fire.
Commissario Castanio begins to investigate. The Beast with Five Fingers is a banal B-thriller with good performances from Lorre and Francen. If you use the handy link below a small portion will be donated to this site! The hand attacks Cummins, but he is able to assuage the hand's quest for vengeance by giving the hand Ingram's signet ring. In honor of Tyrone Power's birthday Samantha and Kristen look at his career and his 1942 swashbuckler, The Black Swan. He has retreated to the manor house for the past few years—seen by only a few close friends. Much of this is due to the various characters who all look and act relatively similar, all tied to being relatives themselves.