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The Clutching Hand 
(in full, The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand)

1936 - 15 Chapters

Based on the final Craig Kennedy novel of the same name by 
Arthur B. Reeve. In it, the famous detective (portrayed by Jack Mulhall, 
who had portrayed the Black Ace in the serial The Mystery Squadron 
three years before) is assigned to solve the disappearance of Dr. Paul Gironda (Robert Frazer), a scientist who has developed a formula for synthesizing gold but vanishes before he has a chance to reveal it to his board of directors. It was the last Craig Kennedy serial and the only one to be filmed as a talkie. One of the criminals, Hobart, is played by Charles Locher, who is better known nowadays as Jon Hall, and it appears that Gironda is being held prisoner by Craig Kennedy's old foe, the Clutching Hand (a faceless presence apparently played by Bud Geary, an actor who was frequently cast in such roles, and voiced by Robert Frazer).


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 


1. Who is the Clutching Hand?
2. Shadow
3. House of Mystery
4. The Phantom Car
5. The Double Trap
6. Steps of Doom
7. The Invisible Enemy
8. A Cry in the Night
9. Evil Eyes
10.A Desperate Chance
11.The Ship of Doom
12.Hidden Danger
13.The Mystic Menace
14.The Silent Spectre
15.The Lone Hand


From: Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia
Your Serial comes on a DVD-R in a Paper Protective Sleeve with Color 
Artwork on the DVD. 
Please keep in mind that this movie is of very good quality for its age, but is over 75 years old. This is Not HD quality and may not look that great on your large flat screen TV.
This Classic Serial is in the Public Domain.

Date of release: April 18, 1936
Date entered public domain: January 1, 1965