The Devil’s Hand (1961)

71m, 6390 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by William J. Hole Jr.

Plot Summary

A couple fall foul of a voodoo cult.


Directed by: William J. Hole Jr
Crown International Pictures presents. A Bubis-Katz production
Executive Producer: Jack Miles
Produced by: Alvin K. Bubis
Associate Producers: Pierre Groleau, Harris Gilbert, Dave Carney, Rick Newberry
Assistant to the Producer: Carl Earn
Production Supervisor: Jack Miles
Screenplay by: Jo Heims
Assistant Director: Raoul Pagel
2nd Assistant Director: Bill d'Arcy
Script Supervisor: Frank Remsden
Photography by: Meredith Nicholson
Camera Operator: Jack McCoskey
Film Editor: Howard Epstein
Music Director: Manuel Francisco
Composition and Orchestrations by: Allyn Ferguson and Mischa Terr
Dance Theme: Baker Knight
Special Arrangements by: Rene Hall
Sound Mixer: Phil Mitchel
Wardrobe Woman: Marge Corso
Make-up: Jack Pierce
Art Director: Sherm Lautermilk
Technical Advisors: Richard Slavin, J. Steven Blauner

Linda Christian (Bianca)
Robert Alda (Rick)
Ariadna Welter (Donna)
Neil Hamilton (Frank)
Gere Craft
Jeannie Carman
Julie Scott
Diana Spears
Gertrude Astor
Bruno Ve-Sota
Dick Lee
Jim Knight
Coleen Vico
Roy Wright
Romona Ravez
Tony Rock

Alternative Titles

Devil's Doll
Im Bann der Puppe
– West Germany
Live to Love
La mano del diablo
– Mexico
La muñeca del diablo
– Venezuela
The Naked Goddess

Extracts included in
The Crown Jewels: America's Oldest Indie Film Company (2016)
Shiver & Shudder Show (2002)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.4 p.4
  • Castle of Frankenstein 1967 Annual p.38
  • The Daily Cinema no.9335 (22 February 1967) p.5 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.3098 (25 February 1967) p.8 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.34 no.401 (June 1967) p.93 – credits, synopsis, review


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.118
  • Sixties Shockers by Mark Clark and Bryan Senn pp.145-146