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Surgeon Heinz and his girlfriend, nurse Hedy have a car accident in
which Heinz's right hand gets stuck so badly that he has to cut it off to
get out of the burning carwreck. But then he finds out the driver of the
other car has died, and right then and there, he amputates that man's hand
and transplants it onto his own arm right at the scene of the accident.
Thing is, the hand seems to make him more and more violent towards women,
especially his girlfriend Hedy. He then learns that the dead man he has
taken his hand from was actually a woman-hater and -killer, and now Heinz
thinks his new hand tries to continue the dead man's favourite pastime,
and he gets more and nmore convinced too after woman after woman dies on
his operating table. And when he tries to strangle a woman in a public
bar, Heinz is finally driven over the edge, and he tries to cut off his
hand - but the hand is stronger and strangles him ...
well directed episode, one however can't help but noticing the
similarities between its plot and Maurice Renard's The Hands of Orlac,
and one can't help but noticing a few of the story's definite letdowns,
like when the good doctor does something as complex as the transplantation
of a whole hand directly at the scene of an accident, on himself, and of
course the very ridiculous ending in which he actually strangles himself
... oh well.