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The Brain (1962)

| Crime, Horror, Drama | 1964 (USA)
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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Anna Holt
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Dr. Peter Corrie
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Stevenson
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Dr. Frank Shears
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Martin Holt
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Marion Fane
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Ella
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Mr. Walters
Hans Nielsen ...
Immerman
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Furber
Miles Malleson ...
Dr. Miller
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Thomas Gabler
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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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INSTRUment OF TERROR! (original U.S. release print ad - mostly caps) See more »

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Crime | Horror | Drama | Sci-Fi

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A Dead Man Seeks His Murderer  »

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In his memoirs, Freddie Francis says that Peter Van Eyck did not get on with Anne Heywood at all. See more »

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

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Forgettable murder mystery.
20 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

Not having seen any of the previous versions of this story, the film this one reminded me more of is Lucio Fulci's (!!) 1990 shocker "Voices from Beyond". The plotlines are different but still share some similarities, as they both involve revenge from beyond the grave, rich families with hidden secrets, a murder investigation carried out on behalf of the murdered man himself, etc. Unfortunately, "The Brain" takes an interesting sci-fi concept and turns it into a forgettable murder mystery; you won't exactly be on the edge of your seat trying to figure out "who-did-it". What's more, the chintzy production makes the movie look as if it were made in the 40s. (**)


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