Donovans Brain

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Product Overview

Prepare to be scared senseless with this shocking horror-fest that's bursting with "startling special effects" (Los Angeles Daily News). Nancy Davis (Hell Cats Of The Navy) stars with Lew Ayres (Salem's Lot) in this "terrifying film experience" (Los Angeles Examiner) that'll blow your brain and fry your mind! Dr. Patrick Cory (Ayres) has a hideous hobby--he keeps brains alive! So when the brain of dead murderer W.H. Donovan falls into his possession, bringing him back becomes his obsession. But the cunning cranium has its own agenda--to control the doctor's mind through telepathic messages! Now, Cory's wife (Davis) must put a stop to the devious brain before it destroys the man she loves--and her in the process!

Specifications

Studio MGM
SKU 40153309
UPC 027616862853
UPC 14 00027616862853
Format DVD
Rating NR
Keywords
Mad Doctor
Psychodrama
Science-Fiction
Theatrical Release
Vintage
Editors Note
Note In this genre-defining film, a scientist preserves the brain of a dead multimillionaire and keeps it alive in his lab. Soon, however, it all goes wrong when the personality of the ruthless industrialist begins to exercise a cold, controlling effect on him. Soon he can not control his own actions as the brain commands him to kill. Based on a novel by Curt Siodmak.
Directors
Felix Feist
Actors
Nancy Davis
Steve Brodie
Gene Evans
Lew Ayres
Cast & Crew
Gene Evans - Actor
Lew Ayres - Actor
Nancy Davis - Actor
Steve Brodie - Actor
Curt Siodmak - Based On Novel By
Felix Feist - Director
Joseph F. Biroc - Director of Photography
Eddie Dunstedter - Musical Score
Tom Gries - Producer
Felix E. Feist - Writer
Hugh Brooke - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1953
Catalog ID 1002048
UPC 00027616862853
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 84 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Black & White, Theatrical Version, Trailers
Quotes
The Hollywood Reporter Plenty frightening--One of the best pieces of science-fiction to hit the screen!
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...intriguing story...
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