Donovan's Brain (film)

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Donovan's Brain
Directed by Felix E. Feist
Produced by Allan Dowling
Tom Gries
Written by Curt Siodmak (novel)
Hugh Brooke (adaptation)
Felix E. Feist (screenplay)
Starring Lew Ayres
Gene Evans
Nancy Davis
Steve Brodie
Music by Eddie Dunstedter
Cinematography Joseph F. Biroc
Edited by Herbert L. Strock
Dowling Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) 30 September 1953
Running time 83 min
Country USA
Language English

Donovan's Brain is a 1953 film, starring Lew Ayres, and Nancy Reagan (then Nancy Davis), based on the 1942 horror novel Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak.


The story revolves around an attempt to keep alive the brain of millionaire megalomaniac W.H. Donovan after an otherwise fatal plane crash. But the brain starts to possess people.


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