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The Brain [Blu-ray] [1969]

  • SKU: 20646795
  • Release Date: 10/30/2012
  • Rating: NR

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    Le Cerveau
    The Brain (Le Cerveau) is a tongue-in-cheek caper film with more twists and turns than a rural Oregon highway. David Niven plays The Brain, so named because it was he who mapped out the British Great Train Robbery (it says here). Now The Brain plans to lift a fortune in NATO money, which is being shipped by train from France to Belgium. Complicating matters are a pair of free-lance thugs (Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil), who hope to steal The Brain's plans and claim the money for themselves. A plot device derived from The Lavender Hill Mob involves a 50-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty. An amusing closing-credits bit caps this exhilarating exercise. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Bourvil
      Bourvil - Anatole
    • David Niven
      David Niven - Col. Carol Matthews
    • Jean-Paul Belmondo
      Jean-Paul Belmondo - Arthur
    • Eli Wallach
      Eli Wallach - Scannapieco
    • Robert Dalban
      Robert Dalban - Belgian with a Cold

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great '60s slapstick comedy from France

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      Great cast of Jean-Paul Belmond, David Niven, Bourvil, and Eli Wallach. Eli Wallach is exceptionally good in this! It is directed by Gerard Oury, who made one of the most poplar movies in France, La Grande Vadrouille in 1966.

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