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Release Date:
18 August 1968 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The most incredible plot to conquer the world!
Plot:
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 »
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Screw You, Hitler!
 (From IFC. 20 April 2011, 8:57 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (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)
 

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  • Todd-AO  sound (as Todd-AO Soundelux)

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91 min
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The car crash in which Vic dies is stock footage from Thunder Road (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The first time Hitler's disembodied head is revealed to the Days in South America, it is beneath a large left-handed swastika (arms pointing anti-clockwise). The correct Nazi insignia (used elsewhere in the film) is the right-handed swastika.See more »

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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
When the thing was filmed (for anyone who cares), 9 December 2003
Author: Goldwyn from Hollywood Blvd.

The movie is indeed a pastiche of two separate films with separate casts, shot years apart. However, I take issue with Leonard Maltin and the others who refer to the Stanley Cortez footage (the latter part of the film) as being from the 1950s. The actors are dancing The Twist in the Dos Palabras club in one Cortez scene. The Twist became a craze in the Fall of 1960, and remained all the rage for the next couple of years. The original Madmen of Mandoras was released in 1963 (I have a 22X28 poster, complete set of lobby cards, and some stills from this flick). All this is consistent with an early '60s (probably '62 or '63) filming of the Cortez footage.

The el cheapo additional footage (the first part of the film) was probably shot sometime between 1972-1976. The "liner notes" to the Drive-In Cult Classics 2 DVD says the modification of the old Crown International Pictures for TV release began in 1972, and the first mention of "They Saved Hitler's Brain" in a TV listing was in December, 1976.

BTW, StanleyCortez was a distinguished cinematographer who was nominated for an academy award - Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons; he also photographed Charles Laughton's Night of the Hunter. The professionally photographed latter part of the film compared with the totally amateurish photography in the first part of the film makes the hodgepodge all the more evident.

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