Vengeance

Tagged: Film

Film (1963; vt Ein Toter Sucht seiner Mörder; vt The Brain). CCC/Stross/Governor. Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Robert Stewart, Phil Mackie, based on Donovan's Brain (1943) by Curt Siodmak. Cast includes Anne Heywood, Bernard Lee, Cecil Parker and Peter Van Eyck. 83 minutes. Black and white.

This West German/UK coproduction is the third and least successful film version of Siodmak's novel: the others are The Lady and the Monster (1944) and Donovan's Brain (1953). This gory remake retains the Brain-in-a-Box plot absurdities of the earlier versions but lacks their eerie atmosphere. [JB]

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