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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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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 »

Connections

Edited into Lo schermo a tre punte (1995) See more »

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The Brain
Written by Georges Delerue
Performed by American Breed
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Oury Standards Are Maintained !
28 November 2004 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

Occasionally seen on TV in France, this film has now been issued on a double DVD in France with French subtitles only. Picture quality is superb ( THX Standard ). The film is extremely entertaining, to say the least, quite normal as the directer is the great Gérard Oury and on a par with such films as Le Corniaud or La Grande Vadrouille. I'm sure it's well known across the world, even if people don't know its title, if only because of David Niven's head that slants to one side because his brain's too heavy. There's a mixture of actors here, some French, some foreign and it has that light hearted happy-go-lucky-swinging-sixties look as typified by the Italian Job and other similar films. Knowing the perverse nature of things, now that this commentary has been written, the film will probably turn up on DVD in the coming months !! Let's hope so anyway !


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