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The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

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Hitler's Brain is saved by Nazi madmen, and is giving orders on a small tropical island!

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Walter Stocker ...
Phil Day
Audrey Caire ...
Kathy Coleman 'K.C.' Day
Carlos Rivas ...
Camino Padua / Teo Padua
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Marshall Reed ...
Frank Dvorak
Scott Peters ...
David Garrick
Keith Dahle ...
Tom Sharon
Dani Lynn ...
Suzanne Coleman
Nestor Paiva ...
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Pedro Regas ...
Presidente Juan Padua
Bill Freed ...
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Hitler's Brain is saved by Nazi madmen, and is giving orders on a small tropical island!

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There's a scene in Mandoras where a small airplane circles and then lands in order to drop off an Army general. The tail number (registration number) is visible in one of the scenes (N4328C). Upon researching it, that airplane, a 1955 Aeronca Champ 7EC, is still flying as of 5/13 and is based in Modesto, CA. However, as of 5/13, it's for sale. See more »

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Phil Day: What kind of a police chief are you, anyway?
Police Chief Alaniz: I'm a very good police chief. I always obey orders... most of the time.
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Reviewing this film on it's own merits
20 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

About half the reviewers here make mention of the 1970's footage added into the film when it was re-released under the title "They Saved Hitler's Brain." This just added to the cheesiness of the whole exercise.

To recap, the plot of this film is that a few surviving Nazis have managed to save Hitler's head in a big jar, while keeping it alive with a machine. Now, it's not really clear why they do this, the only words Hitler in a Jar says is "Mach Schnell". (Roughly translated, "Hurry Up!" My father, a German immigrant, was very fond of that one.) One has to wonder if Hitler in a Jar ever got a date from Jan in the Pan from "The Brain that wouldn't die". They'd have made a cute couple.

The film is C movie quality, and the scenes with Hitler in a jar are just ludicrous. The actor who played Hitler just mugs for the camera ridiculously in a way that would embarrass even Mel Brooks. (It appears he never worked again.)

Also, the Nazi plot makes little or no sense. They are going to release this "G-Gas" stuff into the air that will kill everyone, probably most of the animals as well. And they kidnap the professor who has the antidote. So, uh, why? Why not just kill him? Were they going to release this gas and they didn't have the antidote?


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