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The Beast With Five Fingers

Warner Brothers was never known for gothic horror, but this stylish 1946 chiller gives Peter Lorre ample opportunity to perform his greatest hits: cool menace, seaty panic, and trembling rage. He plays the resentful secretary of a paralyzed pianist with one good hand; after the boss dies tumbling downstairs in his wheelchair, the hand goes missing, later to be fingered in a strangulation murder. Directed by Robert Florey and scored by Max Steiner, this is fairly spooky despite its silly story and modest budget, though a coda tacked on by the studio spoils the fun. With Robert Alda. 88 min.


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