The Lady and the Monster (1944) – Film

“The Lady and the Monster”

#7 of the 31 days of horror challenge.  (These reviews will be more raw due to the nature of the challenge.)

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A scientist and his assistant experimenting on brain activity are called to help someone injured in a plane crash.  When the district doctor declares the  man dead, the scientist discovers that the man’s brain is alive even though his body is dead and they act swiftly to preserve the brain.  Then they discover that the man is millionaire W.H. Donovan.  As the experiment progresses, Donovan’s brain begins to take control over the assistant.

The first of the film adaptations of Curt Siodmak’s  “Donovan’s Brain.”   It was slow moving and the acting, specifically Vera Ralston, was a bit stiff.  Eric von Stroheim, of course, commands every scene he is in with his charismatic presence.

I gave this 2 glasses of wine.

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