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-- Uneven horror movie in which a brilliant surgeon (Peter Lorre) replaces the smashed hands of a famous pianist (Colin Clive) by grafting on those of a killer (Edward Brophy), with murderous results. Though there are some memorable moments in director Karl Freund's version of the oft-told tale of hands that have "a life of their own," the focus here is on the bald-headed, pop-eyed surgeon's obsession with the pianist's wife (Frances Drake) whose rejection drives him bonkers and leaves viewers unmoved by his downfall. Menacing situations and sexual innuendo. (A-III) (br)
These movies have been evaluated for artistic merit and moral suitability by the media reviewing division of Catholic News Service. The reviews include the CNS rating, the Motion Picture Association of America rating, and a brief synopsis of the movie.
The classifications are as follows:
A-I -- general patronage;
A-II -- adults and adolescents;
A-III -- adults;
L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. L replaces the previous classification, A-IV.
O -- morally offensive.
Note: Some movies previously were designated A-IV. Older films with this classification should be regarded as classified L.