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The Brain (1969)
"Le cerveau" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  13 November 1969 (USA)
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Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arthur Lespinasse
Bourvil ...
Anatole
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Col. Carol Matthews
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Frankie Scannapieco
Silvia Monti ...
Sofia
Raymond Gérôme ...
Le commissaire
Jacques Balutin ...
L'inspecteur Pochet
Henri Attal ...
Un homme de la bande
Yves Barsacq ...
Un gardien
Jacques Ciron ...
L'inspecteur Duboeuf
Robert Dalban ...
Le Belge enrhumé
Mario David ...
Un antiquaire
Raoul Delfosse ...
Un Belge
Tommy Duggan ...
Le superintendant Cummings
Henri Génès ...
Le gardien-chef
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Storyline

Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing. Written by Jean-Yves Simon <simon@wotangate.micro.ti.com>

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The Brain has rocked the world with laughter!

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Comedy | Crime

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13 November 1969 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film has been shot in two languages (French and English) with the same cast. See more »

Goofs

The first car of the train would definitely not be used in a passenger train and must have carried the crew's equipment. Placing the safe car in the middle of the consist prevents passengers from going from the tail to the head of the train. The first explosion breaks the air brake circuit, then the whole train should stop, not only the tail cars. See more »

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Referenced in Particka: Episode #3.10 (2012) See more »

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The Brain
Written by Georges Delerue
Performed by American Breed
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Wish this would be issued on DVD
22 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1971. My brother and I liked it so much that we saw it twice (we still use lines from it in conversation). Wish it would be issued on DVD. When I saw it again after a lapse of over 30 years, I was delighted to see skits I had forgotten about. This movie is stuffed full of hilarious moments. I have a badly scratched VHS version (a former rental), but it's still a lot of fun to watch. Bourvil (Anatole) and Jean-Paul Belmondo (Arthur) have some memorable bits of dialog and wonderful on-screen rapport. David Niven (Colonel Matthews) is the dashing villain with the brain, and he delivers his usual polished performance. I was never much of a fan of Eli Wallach's movies, but he's pretty good here as a gangster guarding his sister's virginity.


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