The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand (1936, Albert Herman). Wholly terrible serial about infinitely stupid master detective Jack Mulhall, whose only idea is ever to go start a fight at the sailor bar/gang headquarters. Sometimes involving being in makeup, though not particularly good makeup. Serial is never amazing, there are rarely exploits; unfortunately there’s a lot of clutching hand shots throughout, menacing unknowing victims to be. It also will drop notes because passing notes is big. Bad acting, writing, direction. DVD.
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