The Beast With Five Fingers
The Beast With Five Fingers (1946)

In this horror film, an invalid concert pianist dies, leaving a will that does not include his personal secretary as a beneficiary. Furious, the secretary cuts off a hand from the corpse and plots revenge. Unfortunately for Hilary, the hand… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 30, 1992
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This is fairly spooky despite its silly story and modest budget

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Cole Smithey

Peter Lorre is so good.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Really creepy showcase for Lorre with a botched ending.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Given the tenuous state of horror in 1946, it acquits itself beautifully.

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Steve Crum

Peter Lorre in one of his best, and one of director Robert Florey's visual and psychological best.

John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

As it torments Lorre, the hand becomes a manifestation of the metaphorical notion of a hand tugging us toward our destiny or reaching from the past to punish us; an alternate, utterly appropriate title might be 'The Hand of Fate.'

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wastes a captivating original premise and some fine performances with a stiff script and a cop-out ending.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
Not a fantastic piece of work, but well-written and interesting. Peter Lorre is, of course, the reason to watch the movie - although the ending was really… More
Anthony Valletta
The top of the crawling, severed hand genre.
Stella Dallas
pretty creepy cool. marred somewhat by a silly ending but lorre is great. it's alive, i tell you, it's alive!
Caesar Mendez
A film biggest challenge is it ability to stand the test of times which is why even decades later we are still watching Charlie Chaplin comedies and many films… More