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The Man Without a Body (1957)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1958 (USA)
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A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds a scientist experimenting with transplanting monkey heads on different monkey bodies. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Hutton ...
Dr. Phil R. Merritt
George Coulouris ...
Karl Brussard
Julia Arnall ...
Jean Cramer
Nadja Regin ...
Odette Vernet
Sheldon Lawrence ...
Dr. Lew Waldenhouse
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Leslie
Michael Golden ...
Nostradamus
Norman Shelley ...
Dr. Alexander
Stanley Van Beers ...
Madame Tussaud's Guide (as Stanley van Beers)
Tony Quinn ...
Dr. Brandon
Maurice Kaufmann ...
Chauffer (as Maurice Kaufman)
William Sherwood ...
Dr. Charot
Edwin Ellis ...
Publican
Donald Marley ...
Stock Broker (as Donald Morley)
Frank Forsyth ...
Detective
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A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds a scientist experimenting with transplanting monkey heads on different monkey bodies. The business man decides to steal the head of Nostradamus from the prophet's crypt. Written by Scott Blacksher

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a diabolical dream come true! Who is his Next Victim?

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Der Mann ohne Körper  »

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In an interview, Robert Hutton said that credited co-director Charles Saunders was hired to meet a British government requirement that a certain percentage of British citizens had to be hired on non-British productions filmed in England. Hutton said that although Saunders was always on the set, he had nothing to do with actually directing the picture. See more »

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Satirical Sci Fi at its best!
24 June 2004 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

One of the best in the classic science fiction cinema library of tales where a simple idea becomes a complex twist of monkey business.

You'll love the ending of this film after watching its eerie plot unfold as Quartemass and the Pit and Frankenstien unfolded. Beware of trusting the man who would steal the head of Michele de Nostradame a famous french prophet who wrote the centuries.

As he betrays the scientist with the stock market predictions a struggle between what is morally right and wrong takes place. Nostradamus finally has the last laugh.

Having this classic in your sci fi library is a must! My favorite scene was when the head awakens and the climactic debate begins between Nostradamus and his captor. I don't want to give the ending away but at the end of this film, Nostradamus is hanging around with a big smile on his face.


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