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La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943) Film of the Week #262

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 4:24 pm
by Cocoa
Film of the Week #262: La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943)

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Summary:
Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this world, and after one year the devil comes and asks for his due...

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#310 on 500<400, with 220 checks.
Nominated by 72allinncallme, blocho, and joachimt.
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#310(NEW) La main du diable (1943)
[Carnival of Sinners]

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Directed by: Maurice Tourneur
(349.49 Pts, 10 Votes) , Top 1–10–50: 0–0–5
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Re: La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943) Film of the Week #262

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 4:30 pm
by joachimt
Oh, this one, haha. I watched it a few days ago, because I already had it in my to-watch-folder. Really enjoyed the spooky atmosphere. 8/10

Re: La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943) Film of the Week #262

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 4:37 pm
by 72allinncallme
Excellent movie. Watched it during the countdown. 9/10

Re: La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943) Film of the Week #262

Posted: January 13th, 2019, 1:23 am
by Cocoa
Not my favorite Maurice Tourneur film, but it's still good. 7/10

Re: La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943) Film of the Week #262

Posted: January 13th, 2019, 3:50 am
by weirdboy
I thought it was a decent monkey's paw story, if a bit simplistic. The direction and cinematography were excellent, which is what raises it a step or two above a typical B-flick in my opinion.

Re: La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943) Film of the Week #262

Posted: January 13th, 2019, 9:48 am
by nimimerkillinen
Pretty ok iirc

Re: La main du diable AKA Carnival of Sinners (1943) Film of the Week #262

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 1:43 pm
by blocho
Highly enjoyable. Some very stylish editing and production design help to raise the quality of a fairly hokey gothic campfire story.