The Hidden Hand (1942 film)

The Hidden Hand is a 1942 comedy horror film directed by Benjamin Stoloff, starring Craig Stevens, Elisabeth Fraser and Julie Bishop.

The Hidden Hand
Directed byBenjamin Stoloff
Produced byWilliam Jacobs
Screenplay byAnthony Coldeway
Raymond L. Schrock
Based onInvitation to a Murder
1934 play
by Rufus King
StarringCraig Stevens
Elisabeth Fraser
Julie Bishop
Music byWilliam Lava
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Edited byHarold McLernon
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • November 7, 1942 (1942-11-07)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

John Channing (Milton Parsons) is an insane-asylum escapee. In her efforts to protect her brother from the authorities, John's sister Lorinda (Cecil Cunningham) opens the door for a series of grisly murders. Peter Thorne (Craig Stevens) and Mary Winfield (Elizabeth Fraser) try to stop John before he kills again.[1]


Home video

In 2010, the film was released as by Warner Archive as part of the six-film DVD-R collection Warner Bros. Horror/Mystery Double Features.[2]


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