Donovan's Brain Movie Review 1953

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Dedicated scientist Dr. Cory (Ayres) has succeeded in keeping a dismembered monkey's brain alive and gets his chance to experiment on a human when the victim of a plane crash is brought to his lab. Over the objections of his wife Janice (Davis) and assistant Frank (Evans), Cory keeps the brain alive in a tank. Too bad for him, since the organ belongs to a ruthless, vicious businessman (the titular Donovan) who begins to influence Cory in horrible ways. Based on the novel by Curt Siodmak, and also filmed as "The Lady and the Monster" (1944), "Vengeance" (1963), and "The Brain" (1965).


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 85 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Sci Fi, Mad Scientists, Killer Brains, Death & the Afterlife, Occult
Felix Feist, Hugh Brooke
Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Davis, Steve Brodie
Joseph Biroc
Felix Feist
Eddie Dunstedter
Dowling Productions

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