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The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 1 October 1957 (USA)
Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Steve March
Joyce Meadows ...
Sally Fallon
Dan Murphy
Thomas Browne Henry ...
John Fallon (as Thomas B. Henry)
Ken Terrell ...
Colonel in Conference Room (as Kenneth Terrell)
Henry Travis ...
Colonel Frogley
E. Leslie Thomas ...
General Brown
Tim Graham ...
Sheriff Wiley Pane
Bill Giorgio ...


Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country challenging his domination. Another brain, Val, works with March's future wife Sally to defeat Gor. Val explains that Gor will be vulnerable when he is forced to leave March at intervals to re-energize. Gor's vulnerable spot, the Fissure of Orlando, is described in a note left by Sally in Steve's lab. Written by Apostrophes

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Release Date:

1 October 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Augen des Satans  »

Box Office


$58,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The special eye effects for Steve March were created by having John Agar wear special black contact lenses that were very thick. The extreme thickness of the contact made it painful for Agar to wear them. See more »


When Sally and her father find Dan in the cave, they lift his decayed left arm into frame to show he's dead. In a wider shot, Dan lies face down with his left arm out in front of him. See more »


[first lines]
Steve March: Checks out alright. I don't understand it. Hey, Dan, it doesn't make any sense.
Dan Murphy: Mmhmm.
Steve March: I said it doesn't make any sense. The Geiger counter's been going on and off all morning. And the nucleometer checks right along with it.
Dan Murphy: Oh, you talk like a man with rocks in your head. Radioactivity's a constant thing. Either it's there...
[the Geiger counter goes off]
Steve March: Oh, yeah?
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23 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Brain From Planet Arous" is one of the best 50's sci-fi films of that genre. In the 60's and 70's it was on WOR, or WPIX TV about twice a month. If you are a fan of this film, you should absolutely buy the DVD. It's part of the Wade Williams Collection, and put out by Image Entertainment. The DVD transfer is excellent! One of the better things about this film, is that it is in B & W, not color. John Agars' performance is the ultimate campy overacting, but it fits in just great! There is a small, but good part played by a very young Robert Fuller in the beginning. This film rates up along with another from that time period. "Attack Of The Crab Monsters!" aramm6@yahoo.com

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