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The Brain (1962)

A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.

Director:

Freddie Francis

Writers:

Robert Banks Stewart (screenplay) (as Robert Stewart), Philip Mackie (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Heywood ... Anna Holt
Peter van Eyck ... Dr. Peter Corrie
Cecil Parker ... Stevenson
Bernard Lee ... Dr. Frank Shears
Jeremy Spenser ... Martin Holt
Maxine Audley ... Marion Fane
Ellen Schwiers ... Ella
Siegfried Lowitz ... Mr. Walters
Hans Nielsen Hans Nielsen ... Immerman
Jack MacGowran ... Furber
Miles Malleson ... Dr. Miller
George A. Cooper ... Thomas Gabler
Ann Sears ... Stevenson's secretary
Irene Richmond Irene Richmond ... Mrs. Gabler
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A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer. Written by Anonymous

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the pounding of the afterbrain signals vengeance and death!! See more »

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Crime | Horror | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dead Man Seeks His Murderer See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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The character of Dr. Peter Corrie is said by characters to be 35, but the actor who plays him was around 50 at the time of filming. See more »

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Connections

Remake of Donovan's Brain (1953) See more »

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unremarkable remake
18 August 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Freddy Francis directs another retelling of Donovan's Brain.

This is the story of a rich SOB industrialist who is killed, however his brain is saved. As scientists try to study the still living organ the personality of the "dead" man begins to exert itself on those around the brain tank.

Good, with expressive black and white photography, this too is a bit unremarkable and slightly dull, which is odd considering Francis' films tend to have a bit more life in them, even when they are poor.Interesting to see Bernard Lee (M from the early Bonds) in a different sort of role. Not bad but not really the gripping drama I wanted at 2am to keep me awake...it put me out.


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