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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Cast

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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
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Ella
Siegfried Lowitz ...
Mr. Walters
Hans Nielsen ...
Immerman
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Miles Malleson ...
Dr. Miller
George A. Cooper ...
Thomas Gabler
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Stevenson's secretary
Irene Richmond ...
Mrs. Gabler
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INSTRUment OF TERROR! (original U.S. release print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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1964 (USA)  »

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A Dead Man Seeks His Murderer  »

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The character of Dr. Peter Corrie is said by characters to be 35, but the actor who plays him was around 50 at the time of filming. See more »

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Remake of Donovan's Brain (1953) See more »

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Instrument of Terror!
14 October 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An adaptation of film noir legend Curt Siodmak's novel, Donovan's Brain, The Brain offers up a murder mystery narrative to go with the mad science angle. It's not particularly thrilling but it does tick along nicely and director Freddie Francis has a keen eye for scene staging. Cast features Peter Van Eyck, Anne Heywood, Cecil Parker and Bernard Lee, and they all do what is required to make the material work. Stand out moments involve some delightfully monstrous paintings, a lie detector scene and all the sequences where Van Eyck is possessed by the brain of the powerful industrialist who was murdered by person or persons unknown. Good and safe "B" schlocky fare for the so inclined. 6/10


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