The Brain
Movie poster
Directed byFreddie Francis
Written byRobert Banks Stewart
Philip Mackie
Based onDonovan's Brain
by Curt Siodmak
Produced byArtur Brauner
Raymond Stross
StarringAnne Heywood
Peter van Eyck
Cecil Parker
Bernard Lee
CinematographyRobert Huke
Edited byOswald Hafenrichter
Music byKenneth V. Jones
Central Cinema Company/ Raymond Stross Productions
Distributed byBritish Lion/Columbia (UK)
Europa-Filmverleih AG (West Germany)
Governor Films (US, 1964)
Release dates
  • 1962 (1962) (United Kingdom, Germany)
  • 1964 (1964) (U.S.)
Running time
84 minutes (UK/Germany)
83 minutes (US)
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Brain is a 1962 science fiction thriller film directed by Freddie Francis, and starring Anne Heywood and Peter van Eyck.[1] A UK-West German co-production (also released as Ein Toter sucht seinen Mörder)

The Brain differs from earlier film versions of the Curt Siodmak 1942 novel Donovan's Brain: in this adaptation, the dead man seeks his own murderer through contact with the doctor keeping his brain alive.