Film (1953). Dowling Productions/United Artists. Dir Felix Feist, starring Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Davis. Screenplay Feist, based on Donovan's Brain (1943) by Curt SIODMAK. 83 mins. B/w.
   One of three films based on Siodmak's novel of the same name, the others being The LADY AND THE MONSTER (1944) and VENGEANCE (vt The Brain) (1963). A scientist keeps a dead businessman's brain artificially alive, but it has an evil, telepathic influence over him. Feist, whose previous sf film was DELUGE (1933), directs unspectacularly, but gets a good performance from Ayres, who accomplishes the transitions from his natural to his possessed state very well. The female lead later married Ronald Reagan. Despite its sf elements, the film is more GOTHIC than scientific - the brain itself is ludicrous. DB was parodied in The MAN WITH TWO BRAINS (1983).

Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Donovan's Brain — is a 1942 science fiction novel by Curt Siodmak. The novel has become something of a cult classic, with fans including Stephen King. King discusses the novel in his own book Danse Macabre and the line Cory uses to resist Donovan is repeated to… …   Wikipedia

  • Donovan's Brain — est un film américain réalisé par Felix E. Feist, sorti en 1953. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Autour du film …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Donovan's Brain (film) — Donovan s Brain Directed by Felix E. Feist Produced by Allan Dowling, Tom Gries …   Wikipedia

  • Donovan (disambiguation) — Donovan is a popular Scottish singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Donovan may also refer to: Contents 1 People 2 Places 3 Ships …   Wikipedia

  • The Brain That Wouldn't Die — Infobox Film name = The Brain That Wouldn t Die caption = film poster by Reynold Brown director = Joseph Green producer = Rex Carlton Mort Landberg writer = Rex Carlton Joseph Green starring = Jason Evers Virginia Leith Leslie Daniels Adele… …   Wikipedia

  • Curtis Donovan — Misfits character First appearance Series 1 Episode 1 Created by Howard Overman …   Wikipedia

  • O'Donovan family — Ó Donnabháin Country Ireland Ancestral house Ceinél Laippe [1] (Uí Ímair)?(see below) Mac Carthaigh (mat.) …   Wikipedia

  • Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island — Format Animated television series Created by Sammy Oriti Don Oriolo …   Wikipedia

  • List of Isaac Asimov's Robot Series characters — The following is a list of characters in Isaac Asimov s Robot series. Contents 1 Kelden Amadiro 2 Elijah Baley 3 Bentley Baley 4 Peter Bogert …   Wikipedia

  • Michael Donovan — This article is about the voice actor and director. For other uses, see Michael Donovan (disambiguation). Michael Donovan Born Michael David Donovan III 1954 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Other names Mike Donovan Occupation Voice Act …   Wikipedia

  • List of Disney's Hercules characters — The following are fictional characters from Disney s 1997 film Hercules and from the 1998 TV series. These are heavily interpreted versions of Greek mythology, very different from the classical versions. Contents 1 Hercules 2 Phil 3 Megara …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”