The Brain (1969)

G   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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When NATO transfers some of its funds from Paris to Brussels by train, a criminal mastermind posing as a British colonel plans to steal it but two petty French thieves also have the same intent.




  • David Niven in The Brain (1969)
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil in The Brain (1969)
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo and Bourvil in The Brain (1969)
  • Jean-Paul Belmondo in The Brain (1969)
  • 'The Brain' by Gerard Oury with Jean Paul Belmondo, 1969.
  • David Niven and Eli Wallach in The Brain (1969)

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22 November 2005 | grahamcallander
| Wish this would be issued on DVD
I first saw this movie in 1971. My brother and I liked it so much that we saw it twice (we still use lines from it in conversation). Wish it would be issued on DVD. When I saw it again after a lapse of over 30 years, I was delighted to see skits I had forgotten about. This movie is stuffed full of hilarious moments. I have a badly scratched VHS version (a former rental), but it's still a lot of fun to watch. Bourvil (Anatole) and Jean-Paul Belmondo (Arthur) have some memorable bits of dialog and wonderful on-screen rapport. David Niven (Colonel Matthews) is the dashing villain with the brain, and he delivers his usual polished performance. I was never much of a fan of Eli Wallach's movies, but he's pretty good here as a gangster guarding his sister's virginity.

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