"The Hands of Orlac"
Directed by Robert Wiene
horror classic from the director of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was
the first version of a story brought to the screen again in 1935 (as
Mad Love) and 1961, with countless other variations on the theme. The
hands of a brilliant concert pianist (Conrad Veidt) are severed in a train
wreck. A surgeon with dubious motives gives the pianist new hands... the
hands of a killer. Soon the musician comes to believe he is possessed with
the murderous thoughts of the hands' original owner. Silent with music
score. New English titles. 101 minutes.