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      The Man Without a Body

      1957 1h 20m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 11% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A scientist (Robert Hutton) and a tycoon (George Coulouris) revive the talking head of medieval seer Nostradamus. Read More Read Less

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      Jay W I have always been a sucker for disembodied head movies such as "The Brain that would not Die" and "The Frozen Dead." The cheesy nature of these films rarely disappoint. "The Man Without a Body" manages to make the aforementioned head movies almost seem competent. Just too many scientific impossibilities and plot (gaping) holes. Here are a few: A man dying of a brain tumor wants a new head for his supposedly great body - George Coulouris is NOT George Reeves. The scientists, who are mad but act way too seriously and solemnly, feel that the body's spirit will influence the transplanted brain. Scenery-chewing Coulouris randomly visits Madame Toussaud's, learns about Nostradamus, and decides that this 400 year old brain is perfect for his finely chiseled body. He finds the body, has the head removed, passes the head through customs (yes!!), and the not-mad mad doctors revive the somehow still perfectly intact head! Coulouris briefing Nostradmus on his captaincy of industry is priceless. Add a dash of some truly incompetent police to the recipe and, voila: a mindless disembodied head movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Fast paced b&w 50's flick brewing with madness and high novelty twists, so no spoilers here. Enjoy the time machine ~ Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Woeful low-budget horror. A bonkers oil magnate (Coulouris) decides to use the skills of a head transplant surgeon to reanimate the head of Nostradamus, as you do, so that the famous French soothsayer can advise him on his stocks. Among the multitude of faults is the ludicrously poor screenplay (why does it begin in New York, where everyone speaks in clipped British accents, before moving to England, where several characters are American?), flaccid direction (Billy Wilder's brother, apparently), somnolent editing (every scene begins too early and ends too late), and mechanical acting. There's a reason why no-one knows about this tosh: a waste of celluloid. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A scientist (Robert Hutton) and a tycoon (George Coulouris) revive the talking head of medieval seer Nostradamus.
      Director
      W. Lee Wilder
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 20m
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