Inspired by Maurice Renards 1920 novel Les Mains d'Orlac, Hands Of A Stranger is tension-filled horror with a classic noir feel. After a car accident mangles acclaimed concert pianist Vernon Pariss (James Stapleton) hands, an ambitious doctor (Paul Lukather) replaces them with those of a cadaver. But rather than be grateful that he may again play the piano some day, Paris is enraged as is his obsessively attentive sister (Joan Harvey). Worse still, his new hands compel Paris to go on a seemingly unstoppable killing spree, in this terrifying story that also features Laurence Haddon. The first successful long-term hand transplant surgery took place in 1999, 39 years after this film was made, and nearly 80 years after the novel that inspired it!