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  • Donovan's Brain (1953)

    5.75/10

    R | 1h 24min | Horror, Sci-Fi

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Donovan's Brain (1953) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Donovan's Brain (1953) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Sam Harris, Max Wagner, James Anderson, John Hamilton, Charles Sullivan

Directed by Felix E. Feist

Synopsis: 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…

Synopsis: Dr. Patrick "Pat" J. Cory is researching brains with his assistant and friend Dr. Frank Schratt and his wife Janice Cory through experiments with monkeys in a laboratory in his house. When an airplane crashes nearby his house, there is only one near-death survivor, the millionaire Warren H. Donovan that is brought still alive to his care. However Donovan dies and Dr. Cory decides to use his brain in his experiment keeping it alive in a tank. Pat, Schratt and Janice research about the life of Donovan and they discover that he was a ruthless and evil man. Soon Donovan's brain imposes his personality to Dr. Cory and possesses him to get rid of his enemies and to live again in his body. Schratt and Janice sees the transformation of Dr. Cory and plan to destroy the brain. Will they succeed in their intent?

Storyline: Dr. Patrick "Pat" J. Cory is researching brains with his assistant and friend Dr. Frank Schratt and his wife Janice Cory through experiments with monkeys in a laboratory in his house. When an airplane crashes nearby his house, there is only one near-death survivor, the millionaire Warren H. Donovan that is brought still alive to his care. However Donovan dies and Dr. Cory decides to use his brain in his experiment keeping it alive in a tank. Pat, Schratt and Janice research about the life of Donovan and they discover that he was a ruthless and evil man. Soon Donovan's brain imposes his personality to Dr. Cory and possesses him to get rid of his enemies and to live again in his body. Schratt and Janice sees the transformation of Dr. Cory and plan to destroy the brain. Will they succeed in their intent?

  • Donovan's Brain (1953) Movie Details

  • Directors: Felix E. Feist
  • Writers: Curt Siodmak, Hugh Brooke, Felix E. Feist
  • Cast: Sam Harris, Max Wagner, James Anderson, John Hamilton, Charles Sullivan, Lew Ayres, Stapleton Kent, Faith Langley, Paul Hoffman, Robert Lowell, Gene Evans, Frank McClure, Nancy Reagan, Walter Merrill, Steve Brodie, Tom Powers, Lisa Howard, Frank McLure, Victor Sutherland, Mark Lowell, Michael Colgan, Peter Adams, Harlan Warde, Shimen Ruskin, Don Brodie, William Cottrell
  • Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
  • Producers: Tom Gries, Allan Dowling, Herbert L. Strock
  • Musicians: Eddie Dunstedter
  • Cinematographers: Joseph F. Biroc
  • Editors: Herbert L. Strock
  • Runtime: 84 min / 1h 24min
  • Year: 1953
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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