The Clutching Hand [Serial]

The Clutching Hand [Serial]

Robert W. Frazer
Director: Albert Herman Cast: Robert W. Frazer
Robert W. Frazer
, Mae Busch
Mae Busch
, Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
Albert Herman


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The second of three serials produced by the Weiss Bros. for low-budget Stage and Screen Productions, The Clutching Hand brought back that eminent detective Craig Kennedy, who had first appeared in Pearl White's The Exploits of Elaine back in 1915. Now played by the veteran Jack Mulhall, another holdover from the early silent era, Kennedy is hired to solve the mysterious disappearance of Dr. Paul Gironda, whose formula for the manufacture of synthetic gold is coveted by a mysterious cloaked villain known only as The Clutching Hand. Along with Dr. Gironda's nubile daughter, Verna (Marion Shilling), and young newspaper reporter Walter Jameson (Rex Lease), Kennedy is aided or opposed in his quest by an impressive array of unemployed former silent screen "names" that include William Farnum, Reed Howes, Mae Busch, Bryant Washburn, Franklyn Farnum, and Snub Pollard, not to mention newcomers like Charles Locher (later known as Jon Hall) and Tom Mix's daughter, Ruth. The best made and most successful of Stage and Screen's three chapterplays (the company had promised six or seven), The Clutching Hand was also released in a 70-minute highly edited feature version.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/23/2004
UPC: 0089218456991
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 5:30:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert W. Frazer Dr. Gironda
Mae Busch Mrs. Gironda
Yakima Canutt Number Eight
John Elliott White
Knute Erickson Captain Hanson
William Farnum George Gaunt
Joseph W. Girard Cromwell
Gaston Glass Louis Bouchard
Henry Hall Warden
Jon Hall Hobart
Mahlon Hamilton Montgomery
Reed Howes Sullivan
Rex Lease Walter Jameson
Frank Leigh Wickham
Ruth Mix Shirley McMillan
Milburn Morante Marty
Jack Mulhall Craig Kennedy
Marion Shilling Verna Gironda
Bryant Washburn Denton
Richard Alexander Olaf
Franklin Farnum Nicky
Harry "Snub" Pollard 'Snub'
Robert Walker Mitchell

Technical Credits
Albert Herman Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [30:21]
2. Chapter 2 [20:47]
3. Chapter 3 [20:14]
4. Chapter 4 [19:06]
5. Chapter 5 [20:10]
6. Chapter 6 [19:49]
7. Chapter 7 [20:15]
8. Chapter 8 [3:43]
9. Chapter 9 [15:18]
10. Chapter 10 [20:57]
11. Chapter 11 [20:06]
12. Chapter 12 [19:51]
13. Chapter 13 [19:14]
14. Chapter 14 [19:28]
15. Chapter 15 [19:12]

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