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The Brain (1969)

Le cerveau (original title)
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
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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
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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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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Le Cerveau (Générique) - The Brain
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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LE CERVEAU (DIDIER BECU)
11 April 2004 | by (Gent, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Gerard Oury is as we know the master of French comedies (he directed most of the Louis De Funes-movies) and this one brings Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil into one delicious film. Don't think too much about the script and its reality-factor as a trainrobbery can never be like that but it has the fun of those typical French sixties-movies and believe me, it's a relief. It's the kind of movie you will remember for ages, especially David Niven who is called The Brain whom can be recognized by a bent over head as his IQ is too heavy (yeah it's that type of humour but it works)and as always Bourvil is superb.


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