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The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 1 October 1957 (USA)
Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »

Director:

Nathan Juran (as Nathan Hertz)

Writer:

Ray Buffum (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Agar ... Steve March
Joyce Meadows Joyce Meadows ... Sally Fallon
Robert Fuller ... Dan Murphy
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... John Fallon (as Thomas B. Henry)
Ken Terrell ... Colonel in Conference Room (as Kenneth Terrell)
Henry Travis Henry Travis ... Colonel Frogley
E. Leslie Thomas E. Leslie Thomas ... General Brown
Tim Graham ... Sheriff Wiley Pane
Bill Giorgio Bill Giorgio ... Russian
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Storyline

Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country challenging his domination. Another brain, Val, works with March's future wife Sally to defeat Gor. Val explains that Gor will be vulnerable when he is forced to leave March at intervals to re-energize. Gor's vulnerable spot, the Fissure of Orlando, is described in a note left by Sally in Steve's lab. Written by Apostrophes

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It Will Steal Your Body And Damn Your Soul! See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Augen des Satans See more »

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Budget:

$58,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vol promises to defeat Gor, saying, "I have powers that equal and surpass the powers of Gor." But when it's time to put up or shut up, Vol stays out of it; his only "help" amounts to telling Sally to wait until Gor materializes and then hit him over the head. See more »

Goofs

When Steve and Sally stop the car in the mountains Steve again gets sexually aggressive with Sally. The dog in the back seat barks again and stops Steve. Yet when they drive off a minute later the dog is not in the back seat at all. It is not likely they would be leaving the dog behind in the desert. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Steve March: Checks out alright. I don't understand it. Hey, Dan, it doesn't make any sense.
Dan Murphy: Mmhmm.
Steve March: I said it doesn't make any sense. The Geiger counter's been going on and off all morning. And the nucleometer checks right along with it.
Dan Murphy: Oh, you talk like a man with rocks in your head. Radioactivity's a constant thing. Either it's there...
[the Geiger counter goes off]
Steve March: Oh, yeah?
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so bad it's good (or at least not complete horrible) ...
7 January 2000 | by yortsnaveSee all my reviews

My friend, who's a John Agar fan, clued me in on this. I saw it on video the other night. It's one of those movies that is so bad, that it's pretty good (or at least not a complete waste of time). I especially like the scene where Agar's character, while driving a jeep through the desert, crashes into a huge rock that he couldn't possibly have missed, then says something like "well, I guess we walk from here." The ending is completely beyond belief; you have to see it to believe anyone would end a movie like that.


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