The Brain (1962)

Genres - Horror  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA, West Germany  |  
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This third film version of the Curt Siodmak scare piece Donovan's Brain stars Peter Van Eyck as an overly dedicated scientist. When a powerful and ruthless financier dies in a plane crash, Van Eyck keeps the tycoon's brain alive in his laboratory. Gradually, the brain takes over the doctor's mind, forcing him into all sorts of evil chicanery. In a twist not found in the Siodmak original, the brain compels Van Eyck to seek out the financier's murderer. Anne Heywood costars as the dead man's daughter. A strong mulinational supporting cast distinguishes this Anglo-German coproduction.

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brain, possession, scientist, accident, daughter, financier, laboratory, manipulation, murder, obsession, plane-crash, revenge, tycoon, transplant, afterlife