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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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
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Stevenson's secretary
Irene Richmond ...
Mrs. Gabler
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the pounding of the afterbrain signals vengeance and death!! 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 Thomas Gabler is said to be in his 60s, but was played by a actor in his 40s. See more »

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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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