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The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

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



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Credited cast:
Walter Stocker ...
Audrey Caire ...
John Holland ...
Scott Peters ...
Keith Dahle ...
Dani Lynn ...
Pedro Regas ...
Bill Freed ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Beston
Hap Holmwood
Dick McHale
Jerry Riggio

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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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What unknown force was created in the diabolical minds of the "Madmen of Mandoras" See more »


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13 November 1963 (USA)  »

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The Return of Mr. H  »

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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 »


As David pursues the Days after they leave Presidente Padua's compound, David's car has both pairs of headlights illuminated in exterior shots, but the interior shots of Phil and Kathy show only one pair of headlights behind them. See more »


Adolf Hitler: Mach schnell! Mach schnell!
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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only the head of Hitler is funny to see
18 June 2012 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

I do have the Starlite mega box containing a few grindhouse classics. By opening the DVD box containing this flick I saw that there were 2 versions available. One from 1963 called The Madmen Of Mandoras clocking in at 74 minutes and another one called They Saved Hitler's Brain made in 1968 and clocking in at 91 minutes.

But what's the difference? being a hit at the drive-ins and grindhouses somebody decided to make a TV worthy. 74 minutes can't be seen on television as a full feature so they added some new shots. But it went even further. They used amateurs to make the new footage and did it on a zero budget. it shows in so many ways. Clothes and hair didn't fit in into the older version and everybody added in the new footage had to die or disappear because they didn't fit into the original one. I saw that the first 13 minutes was new and had nothing to do with the original flick. Then they picked in with the older version and recut it still in the next minutes with new shots. It just didn't work at all. Because as I said earlier, nothing looks the same, everything was wrongly done.

Still, it's really a turkey with a goofy head in a jar from Hitler. I only saw one effect worth seeing and that's the burning of Hitler's head. Overall there's much talking going on and nothing really happens. They also used news footage from WOII when they are narrating what and who Hitler was. Also strange is the use of a real footage of an elephant dying on so called nerve gas.

I can only say that it looks like an Ed Wood flick but still it do has a few moments you will never forget due being a turkey.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 0,5/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5

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