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The Brain (1962)

 -  Crime | Horror | Drama  -  1964 (USA)
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A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.

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Complete credited cast:
Anne Heywood ...
Anna Holt
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Dr. Peter Corrie
Cecil Parker ...
Stevenson
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Dr. Frank Shears
Jeremy Spenser ...
Martin Holt
Maxine Audley ...
Marion Fane
Ellen Schwiers ...
Ella
Siegfried Lowitz ...
Mr. Walters
Hans Nielsen ...
Immerman
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Miles Malleson ...
Dr. Miller
George A. Cooper ...
Thomas Gabler
Ann Sears ...
Stevenson's secretary
Irene Richmond ...
Mrs. Gabler
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A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer. Written by Anonymous

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A Dead Man Seeks His Murderer  »

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Science fiction meets Film Noir
25 August 2001 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

If the science fiction elements were absent from this film, it would have been a good film noir movie. A remake of "Donovan's Brain", "Ein Toter sucht seinen Morder" (American title: The Brain), falls between two stools. In it, a scientist keeps alive the brain of a dead colleague while keeping the fact a secret from dead man's relatives who he suspects of murdering him; he turns detective and investigates.

The brain is kept alive in what looks a formalin-filled tank with wires sticking out of it - amateurish, but in keeping with the low budget science fiction films of that era. The film noir camera work is excellent as are the other film noir elements in this flick. The movie has a fast pace most of the time. Peter van Eych's acting is wooden at best and he looks too old for the part.

Worth watching if you are into old science fiction films of that era.

(Reviewed by Sundar Narayan)


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