While conducting groundbreaking but highly illegal experiments, brilliant scientist Patrick (Lew Ayres) falls under the supernatural control of a dead industrialist’s living brain, which commands him to carry out numerous nefarious deeds, including murder. Based on the novel by Curt Siodmak, this sci-fi horror classic co-stars former first lady Nancy Davis (Reagan) as Patrick’s wife, who bravely struggles to defeat the evil brain.
Modestly entertaining 50s sci-fi B-movie adaptation of Curt Siodmak's oft-filmed novel. It has its moments, and is anchored by a strong lead performance by Lew Ayres, but can also be dry and talky at times. Solid entertainment for cult movie fans, but not quite memorable enough to be a classic.