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Death in the Hand

Hokey horror mini-feature on the dangers of combining rail travel with palmistry

Thriller 1948 43 mins

Director: A. Barr-Smith


In a seaside guest house a nervous-looking man, Cosmo Vaughan, spins a tall tale of how his fortune-telling led to a fatal train crash. But is Mr Vaughan quite what he seems? This shaggy dog story is based on a tale by celebrated humorist Max Beerbohm and features early performances from Shelagh Fraser (Star Wars Episode IV) and John Le Mesurier (Dad's Army).