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Release Date:
18 August 1968 (USA) See more »
The most incredible plot to conquer the world!
Nazi madmen preserve Hitler's brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Screw You, Hitler!
 (From IFC. 20 April 2011, 8:57 AM, PDT)

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  (in credits order)
Walter Stocker ... Phil Day
Audrey Caire ... Kathy Coleman 'K.C.' Day
Carlos Rivas ... Camino Padua / Teo Padua
John Holland ... Prof. John Coleman
Marshall Reed ... Frank Dvorak
Scott Peters ... David Garrick
Keith Dahle ... Tom Sharon
Dani Lynn ... Suzanne Coleman
Nestor Paiva ... Police Chief Alaniz
Pedro Regas ... Presidente Juan Padua
Bill Freed ... Adolf Hitler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuck Beston
Larry Burrell
Hap Holmwood
Dick McHale
Al Medina ... Desk Clerk
Jerry Riggio
Tari Tabakin ... Toni Gordon

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

Produced by
Carl Edwards .... producer
Anthony Sanucci .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez (from "Madmen of Mandoras (1963)")
Film Editing by
Alan C. Marks  (as Alan Marks)
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as Frank Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman  (as Maury Hoffman)
Makeup Department
Maurice Seiderman .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry M. Slott .... second assistant director
Art Department
Royce Finley .... property master
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound mixer
Donald C. Rogers .... sound (as Don Rogers)
Paul Schmutz .... sound recordist
William L. Stevenson .... sound editor (as William Stevenson)
Gordon Williams .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Jones .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Einar Bourman .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Leon Selditz .... supervising editor
Music Department
Don Hulette .... composer: additional music
Peter Zinner .... music editor
Peter Zinner .... music supervisor
Other crew
Clark L. Paylow .... production coordinator (as Clark Paylow)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Todd-AO  sound (as Todd-AO Soundelux)

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Plot holes: Kathy does not realize that the man sitting next to her in the car has been shot until she sees the gunshot wound, despite the assailant's car pulling up next to her car and firing a loud gunshot.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited from Thunder Road (1958)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
geez, it wasn't THAT bad, 6 April 2001
Author: CatTales from United States

"Is this a bad joke?!" utters a character when the plot is explained. In all fairness, I can't see how anyone would elevate this to ANY list, good or bad; mediocre but not Ed Woodian or as as bad as "Mesa of Lost Women." The oddity of the film is that some 1970's people added some footage at the beginning, which doesn't advance the plot but does highlight that the ORIGINAL, in contrast, had higher production values which viewers dismiss. Why they added more is a mystery: to finish the film? to change its politics (women's lib)? Given the fact that it was probably too expensive to replicate the "look" of the original footage, it was probably a money-making scheme. The original was on a par with other low-budget films like "Beatniks," "Teenagers from outer space", etc., with a few recognizable actors. Add to that it's intentionally funny moments (husband-wife banter, a beatnik sister, an improbable marriage at the climax) makes this NOT a topper for movie Baddom. What would have been interesting was if the amateur 1970's filmmakers had disassembled the film, like Steve Martin's "Dead men don't wear plaid" or Woody Allen's dubbed spy movie "What's up tigerlily"(surely the granddaddy of MST3K). As for the misnamed title, 2 other 'head' films also avoid using "head": "Brain that wouldn't die"(though they change the movie title at the end from brain to head) and "Thing that couldn't die." I guess "head" just doesn't sound scary. And the other complaint that 'Mr. H'(aka Hitler) doesn't say anything, well, it's not the Biography Channel; besides, what else would he say?: "Will someone PLEASE scratch my nose?!" For this invasion he's literally just a figurehead/paperweight (one of the characters alludes to this), and his head without a body aptly metaphors the Nazi totalitarian society where noone must feel anything (what would Nazis do on a Saturday night?). As Mr. H's plans backfire again, you'd think he'd learn from history: two wrongs don't make a Reich.

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