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One of four plays by the late English actress, writer and dramatist, Mary Hayley Bell, Duet for Two Hands ran on Broadway in 1947. A classic thriller about a pioneering surgeon and the sinister results of his work.

A pianist has lost both of his hands in a tragic accident. A respected surgeon performs the impossible by grafting the hands of a recently-hanged killer onto the disabled musician. The musician's new hands prefer murdering to playing sonatas.



BNT Horsham Times Vic   1882   1954 Tuesday 4 June 1940 Page 5