The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (1936a)

15 part serial, 305m in total
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction serial directed by Albert Herman.

Plot Summary

A scientist develops a technique for manufacturing synthetic .


* = uncredited

Directed by: Albert Herman
George M. Merrick presents. Weiss Productions
Produced by: Louis Weiss
Associate Producer: Adrian Weiss
Written by: Leon D'Usseau, Dallas Fitzgerald
Adaptation: George M. Merrick, Eddy Graneman
Based on the Novel by: Arthur B. Reeve
Director of Photographer: James Diamond
Editor: Earl Turner
Music by: Bernard B. Brown *, Lee Zahler *
Sound Engineer: Cliff Ruberg
Electrical Effects by: Kenneth Strickfaden

Jack Mulhall (Craig Kennedy)
Rex Lease (Walter Jameson)
Mae Busch (Mrs Paul Gironda)
Ruth Mix (Shirley McMillan)
William Farnum (Gordon Gaunt)
Marion Shilling (Verna Gironda)
Bryant Washburn (Denton)
Robert Frazer (Dr Paul Gironda)
Gaston Glass (Louis Bouchard)
Mahlon Hamilton (Montgomery)
Robert Walker (Joe Mitchell)
Yakima Canutt (Number Eight/Sailor Brawler)
Joseph W. Girard (Lawyer Cromwell)
Frank Leigh (Major Courtney Wickham)
Charles Locher [real name: Jon Hall] (Frank Hobart)
Franklyn Farnum (Nicky)
Knute Ericksen (Captain Hansen)

Alternative Titles

The Clutching Hand – alternative title
A Mão Fatal' – Portugal
A Mão que Aperta – Brazil
La mano que aprieta o Los misterios de Nueva York – Spain
La mano que aprieta – Mexico

Extracts included in
The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (1936b)