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Brainstorm (1965)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller | 5 May 1965 (USA)
Scientist Jim Grayam saves his boss' wife from suicide but falls in-love with her and plots to kill her husband by pretending to be criminally insane.

Director:

William Conrad

Writers:

Mann Rubin (screenplay), Lawrence B. Marcus (story) (as Larry Marcus)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jeffrey Hunter ... Jim Grayam (as Jeff Hunter)
Anne Francis ... Lorrie Benson
Dana Andrews ... Cort Benson
Viveca Lindfors ... Dr. Elizabeth Larstadt
Stacy Harris ... Josh Reynolds
Kathie Browne ... Angie DeWitt (as Kathie Brown)
Phillip Pine ... Dr. Ames
Michael Pate ... Dr. Mills
Robert McQueeney Robert McQueeney ... Sgt. Dawes
Strother Martin ... Mr. Clyde
Joan Swift Joan Swift ... Clara
George Pelling George Pelling ... Butler
Victoria Paige Meyerink ... Julie Benson (as Victoria Meyerink)
Stephen Roberts Stephen Roberts ... Judge
Pat Cardi ... Bobby
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Storyline

A young scientist saves an attractive married woman from a suicide attempt, becomes romantically involved with her, plots to kill her husband, and then fakes insanity to escape the murder charge. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The Most Fiendish Idea Ever Conceived By The Human Brain! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das teuflische Spiel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Last film of Victor Rodman. Here he plays an inmate, uncredited. Coincidentally, his first role over fifty years previously was as "Dippy - an Escaped Lunatic" in Dippy's Dream (1914). See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Larstadt is looking at the x-rays of what is supposedly Grayam's skull, the films are clearly not all of the same person. Note the different dental work in the last two images, for example. See more »

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murder drama... jeff hunter
26 August 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Sooo many holes and issues here... The script needed serious tightening. As a computer science major, I see that the "computer screen" is displaying only something that someone must have programmed it to do. Anne Francis is "Lorrie", the trophy wife of a politician. She tries to off herself, and falls for the guy (Jim) who saves her at the last minute (Jeff Hunter). Sadly, Hunter himself would pass away only a couple years after making this... complications of a stroke, a fall, and a surgery. They plot to knock off the rich politician, but of course, things get complicated from there. It's all a set up... who's the good guy, and who is getting framed?? will all this put Jim over the edge? Directed by William Conrad, who had starred in his own series, "Cannon". Brainstorm was the last film that Conrad directed... looks like he only directed about four or five actual films; the rest were TV episodes. meh. S'okay. lots of "high technology" in the background, mag tapes spinning, paper printing out. all pretty impressive for 1965.


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