The Brain (1969 film)
Original film poster
|Directed by||Gérard Oury|
|Produced by||Alain Poiré|
|Written by||Gérard Oury
|Music by||Georges Delerue|
|Edited by||Albert Jurgenson|
|Running time||115 minutes|
Two clumsy French thieves, Anatole and Arthur, plan a spectacular heist: the attack of a freight train which carries from Paris to Brussels the secret funds of NATO. They do not know that another team is planning the same attack, the same one which performed the Glasgow-London Great Train Robbery; the team is headed by "The Brain" (David Niven), a British criminal mastermind whose massive brain is so heavy that, when he has a strong emotion, he cannot keep his head upright. The Brain has also a deal with the Sicilian mafia.
The film was the most popular movie at the French box office in 1969.
- "The World's Top Twenty Films." Sunday Times [London, England] 27 Sept. 1970: 27. The Sunday Times Digital Archive. accessed 5 Apr. 2014
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