The Hidden Hand (1942) is one of those gems that make me glad for TCM. It’s a short film at sixty-three minutes, but each of those minutes is filled with delight. I think subconsciously it inspired me to write Hydrangeas on the Lanai as they share many of the same unpredictable elements that I love.
This film is intertwined with mystery, too, and a treasure hunt within the walls of a mansion. The craziness and overacting of this classic movie is a rarity and should not be overlooked. However, due to the shortness of the film, I can’t say much because I don’t want to spoil the fun of it.
I give The Hidden Hand 4 out of 5 Stars.
Sadly, I couldn’t find a trailer for this one, but I did find the full version on Youtube for free.