Donovan's Brain (1953)

1953 Horror, Sci-Fi

User Score: 60/100


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...

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.

About Donovan's Brain (1953)

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

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