We're escaping our house and our pets and our kids and Lisa and her kids and Alicia and her pregnant hormones and we're going to get the hookup and get in to see Jackass 3D for free.
When we get back home, me and my girls are going to cuddle up on the couch and watch semi-hot Nancy Regan in today's movie.
Yoinked from bmoviecentral and the almighty wikipedia ...
"Donovan's Brain is a 1953 film, starring Lew Ayres, Gene Davis, and future First Lady of the United States Nancy Reagan (then Nancy Davis), based on the 1942 horror novel Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak.
The novel has become somewhat of a cult classic, with fans including Stephen King. King discusses the novel in his own book Danse Macabre and the line Cory uses to resist Donovan is repeated to similar effect in King's horror novel, It.
The story revolves around an honest scientist who keeps the brain of a ruthless dead millionaire (Donovan) alive in a tank. Donovan manages to impose his powerful will on the scientist, and uses him to murder his enemies. Donovan's Brain is heavily referenced in the Steve Martin comedy The Man With Two Brains (1983).
Nancy Davis is probably better recognized by her married name, Nancy Reagan; wife of the late president Ronald Reagan. This film is based on a novel by Curt Siodmak, and has had several incarnations, including a two part radio play by Orson Welles, and three films, the first of which was titled, The Lady and the Monster, followed thereafter by Donovan's Brain, and then finally another film simply called The Brain.
This film was kind of a one off for actor Lew Ayres, as he didn't really ever get into these types of films. During the first part of his career, which began in 1929 with an uncredited bit part in The Sophomore, he worked mostly in films. The 1950's were a transitional period for him however. Around the mid 50's, he began focusing less on movies and more on working in television, and by the end of the 50's, he fully transitioned into a television performer, and remained so throughout the rest of his working life, appearing in mostly single episode stints in a huge number of the biggest name television shows of the 60's, 70's and 80's. His final television appearance was in 1994's, Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Heart. Lew Ayres died on December 30, 1996 from complications from a coma.
Donovan's Brain is also the name of a Montana based psychedelic band. Their music is so-so...
At one point in the movie Dr. Cory, under the control of the brain, makes out a list showing several false identities under which Donovan has hidden money around the country. The first four names on the list (H.B. Chapman, Boris Leven, Jack R. Byrne, and Edward Boyle) are borrowed from the film's production supervisor, production designer, assistant director, and set director. The fifth name (Fred Russell) is that of a popular sports writer of the early 1950s."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE! And today you can either choose to watch the original OR the MST3K version because that's how awesome I am!
But lets go over a few rules first. There's no talking in Steve's Theater during our feature presentation and talkers WILL be raped, although RAPE IS NOT A JOKE nor can it ever be used in a manner of jest or else the FBI will come to your house and shoot you on sight!
Also, no cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. Please dispose of all trash in its proper receptacle. And NO TEXTING! I am so VERY serious about that one.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
ENJOY THE SHOW, Y'ALL!