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Donovan's Brain (1953) Horror Movie Review

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Donovan's Brain (1953)

This unique movie is something of a synthesis between 1940s film noir and 1950s science fiction—-only the criminal mastermind is a disembodied brain! Straddling the line between serious crime story and creature-feature camp, "Donovan’s Brain" can be appreciated for either quality, wherein lies its appeal. As for the DVD itself, the Midnite Movies print is mint, except for some noticeable but brief deterioration in the stock-footage scenes.


Yet another version of Curt Siodmak's novel about an honest scientist who keeps the brain of a ruthless dead millionaire (Donovan) alive in a tank...

About Donovan's Brain (1953)

Title: Donovan's Brain
Year: 1953
Starring: Charles Sullivan, John Hamilton, Lew Ayres, Paul Hoffman, James Anderson, Peter Adams, Harlan Warde, Shimen Ruskin, Don Brodie, William Cottrell, Sam Harris, Stapleton Kent, Faith Langley, Robert Lowell, Frank McClure, Gene Evans, Walter Merrill, Nancy Reagan, Max Wagner, Steve Brodie, Tom Powers, Lisa Howard, Victor Sutherland, Michael Colgan
Director: Felix E. Feist
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Reviews: 5.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

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