The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)

Dr. Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill’s fiancée Jan Compton is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive. He now needs to find a new body for his bride-to-be and settles on Doris Powell, a glamor model with a facial disfigurement. Jan meanwhile doesn’t want to continue her body-less existence and calls upon the creature hidden in the basement, one of Bill Cortner’s unsuccessful experiments, to break loose.

(Plot summary written by garykmcd)


Runtime original: 01:22:00

Runtime at 90to5: 00:04:55

Director: Joseph Green

Writer: Rex Carlton (original story), Joseph Green (original story, screenplay)

Editor: Marc Anderson

90to5 Editor: digigirl

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1 Responses

  1. Quite happy to watch this! Interesting double screens. However, I feel them a bit odd -exactly the way they are intertwined with the full screen. Could you talk about this? I’m interested in the decisions you did. Did you think about double screens on the whole edit, didn’t you? Why didn’t you do it? Just out of curiosity 😉
    After all, tour wager was as risky as the doctor’s and that is laudable.

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