A classic horror story retold many times, THE MONKEY'S PAW tells the story of an army sergeant, Smith, who brings a magical paw from India to England. A brief prolog was added to the film after principal photography was completed (this consisted of some scenes in India with Smith and a
battle in the Khyber Pass). He drops in on a middle-aged couple (Simpson, Carter) he has not seen for many years. In telling of his adventures in India, he mentions the monkey's paw and how the three wishes it had granted had given him great sorrow. Next morning when the sergeant leaves, the
husband surreptitiously takes the paw thinking to wish for a dowry for his son who wants to m...