lose the hand to save a life

I have a vague memory of a movie most likely in the ’70s. Maybe set in the late 1800s or early to mid 1900s. The antagonist is handcuffed and on his way to be tried or incarcerated. I think he was in a train when for some reason it leaves the tracks and goes in to a body of water. Rather than drown he cuts his hand off. I think the rest of the movie centers on his gaining revenge. That’s all I can remember. Initially I thought Tony Curtis or Tony Randall but after looking at imdb I couldn’t find an answer.

2 thoughts on “lose the hand to save a life

  1. Yes, it’s Chamber of Horrors, but the train doesn’t go into the water, the man does. He then hacks off his hand to get out of the handcuffs.

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