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Directed by
David Bradley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Steve Bennett  story
Peter Miles  (as Richard Miles)

Produced by
Steve Bennett .... producer
Carl Edwards .... producer
Anthony Sanucci .... executive producer
Original Music by
Don Hulette (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez 
Film Editing by
Alan C. Marks  (as Alan Marks)
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as Frank Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
Makeup Department
Maurice Seiderman .... special makeup
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry M. Slott .... second assistant director
Art Department
Royce Finley .... property master
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound mixer
Elmer Haglund .... boom operator
Paul Schmutz .... sound recordist
William L. Stevenson .... sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Dugas .... camera operator
Eddie Jones .... still photographer
Tom Ouellette .... chief electrician (as Tom Oulette)
Roy Tripp .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Einar Bourman .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Leon Selditz .... supervising editor
Music Department
Peter Zinner .... music supervisor
Other crew
B.B. Gary .... script supervisor
Clark L. Paylow .... production coordinator (as Clark Paylow)

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74 min
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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 »
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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2 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Two Versions, 30 October 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Madmen of Mandoras, The (1963)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

They Saved Hitler's Brain (1972)

* (out of 4)

A deadly nerve gas is causing fear in the states but thankfully a Professor knows how to make the gas useless. The only problem is that crazy guys kidnap him and take him to a secret location where they are keeping Hitler's head alive. Hitler, being the nut he is, wants to use the gas to take over the world. Making a horror movie with Hitler's head coming back to life seems like it would make for some great fun but that's not the case with this turkey as it's pretty dry from start to finish without any redeeming factors. The biggest problem is that the screenplay is so poorly written that it really doesn't know how to exploit the subject matter. Instead of fun things happening we get a tiresome adventure story as our heroes must save the Professor and eventually destroy Hitler once and for all. The performances are all rather bland and that includes the man playing Hitler. Hitler's "screaming" and ranting are rather silly and comes off very stupid. What really doesn't make sense is that we've got a very silly story yet the director treats everything so serious as if we were watching some sort of documentary on actual events.

Nine or ten years later Crown International were starting to release their films to television but this one didn't run long enough so they went back and took out ten minutes worth of footage only to add twenty-five more minutes and the end result was They Saved Hitler's Brain. This features the same story as the previous film with the exception of the "new scenes", which involve two government agents trying to find out if the Professor is safe or not. Needless to say, with an original movie as bad as Madmen was, you really don't need to add extra running time. This movie here is just as worse due to the longer running time and all the added scenes do nothing to improve the film. The only good thing about this film is its outrageous title but then again that really doesn't make the movie any better.

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