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Creature with the Blue Hand (Die blaue Hand)

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Creature with the Blue Hand
(Die blaue Hand)
Die blaue Hand Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Alfred Vohrer
Release Date 1967
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Inspector Craig Harald Leipnitz
Dave Emerson / Richard Emerson Klaus Kinski
Dr. Albert Mangrove Carl Lange
Lady Emerson Ilse Steppat
Myrna Emerson Diana Körner
Lionel Douglas Hermann Lenschau
Nurse Harris Gudrun Genest
Edward Appleton Richard Haller
Sir John Siegfried Schürenberg
Butler Anthony Albert Bessler

Creature with the Blue Hand (Die blaue Hand ("The Blue Hand") is a 1967 German detective movie directed by Alfred Vohrer. Despite the film was claimed to be adapted from the 1925 novel "The Blue Hand" by Edgar Wallace, in fact the plot differs radically from the book. Dave Emerson (Klaus Kinski) is on trial for the murder but is considered insane and admitted to Dr. Mangrove's lunatic asylum. An mysterious person helps Dave to escape. Dave returns to Emerson's castle and assumes the identity of his twin brother Richard who disappears without a trace. As the story continues, a masked figure with a blue iron hand begins to hunt for Dave's siblings. Most endangered is Dave's sister Myrna.

The film is the 23st installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972).


The following weapons were used in the film Creature with the Blue Hand (Die blaue Hand):

Arminius HW-1

Arminius HW-1 revolvers are used by Inspector Craig (Harald Leipnitz), Dr. Albert Mangrove (Carl Lange), Dr. Mangrove's henchman Reynolds (Fred Haltiner), barrister Lionel Douglas (Hermann Lenschau) and butler Anthony Smith (Albert Bessler).

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
Inspector Craig with an HW-1 revolver and Dave Emerson with a CZ 27 pistol after the unsuccessful attempt to capture The Blue Hand.
Dr. Mangrove surprises Craig in the scene in the asylum.
Craig disarms Mangrove.
Butler Anthony holds a revolver when he searches the secret passage in the castle.
Reynolds holds a revolver.
Douglas holds a revolver in the climactic scene.

CZ 27

Dave Emerson (Klaus Kinski) carries a CZ 27 pistol. In one scene he surrenders the gun to Inspector Craig (Harald Leipnitz).

CZ 27 - .32 ACP
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Dave cocks the gun that he found in his brother's wardrobe.
Dave puts the pistol with cocked hammer in his pocket (quite an unsafe action).
Dave confronts Inspector Craig.
Another view of the same scene.
Craig holds the pistol when he tries to chase The Blue Hand.
Dave finds out that someone covertly unloaded his pistol.

See Also

Edgar Wallace
Pre-WWII Films The Squeaker (1931)  •  Sanders of the River (1935)
Edgar Wallace Mysteries (1960–1965) 47 films
Other 1940s-1970s British films and TV series
Rialto Film (1959-1972) Face of the Frog (1959)  •  The Crimson Circle (1960)  •  The Terrible People (1960)  •  The Green Archer (1961)  •  The Dead Eyes of London (1961)  •  The Devil's Daffodil (1961)  •  The Forger of London (1961)  •  The Strange Countess (1961)  •  The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962)  •  The Door with Seven Locks (1962)  •  The Inn on the River (1962)  •  The Squeaker (1963)  •  The Black Abbot (1963)  •  The Indian Scarf (1963)  •  Room 13 (1964)  •  The Curse of the Hidden Vault (1964)  •  The Ringer (1964)  •  Traitor's Gate (1964)  •   Again the Ringer (1965)  •  The Sinister Monk (1965)  •  The Hunchback of Soho (1966)  •  The Trygon Factor (1966)  •  Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)  •  The Monk with the Whip (1967)  •  The Horror of Blackwood Castle (1968)  •  The Zombie Walks (1968)  •  Gorilla Gang (1968)  •  The Man with the Glass Eye (1969)  •  Double Face (1969)  •  Angels of Terror (1971)  •  What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)  •  Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Harry Alan Towers' British-German Film Series Death Drums Along the River (1963)  •  Coast of Skeletons (1965)  •  Circus of Fear (1966)  •  Five Golden Dragons (1967)
German Kurt Ulrich-Film and CCC-Film Productions The Avenger (1960)  •  The Curse of the Yellow Snake (1963)  •  The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
Parodies The Trixxer (2004)  •  The Vexxer (2007)

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