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The Brain

The Brain

A Feature film by Gérard Oury

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 07/03/1969


    Two clumsy French thieves, Anatole and Arthur, plan a spectacular heist : the attack of a freight train which carries from Paris to Brussels the secret funds of NATO. They don't know that another team is planning the same attack, the same one which performed the Glasgow-London Great Train Robbery; the team is headed by "The Brain" (David Niven), a British criminal mastermind whose massive brain is so heavy that, when he has a strong emotion, he cannot keep his head upright. The Brain has also a deal with the Sicilian mafia.

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    Actors (49)

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    Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica

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    Full credits (21)

    Assistant directors :

    Gérard Guérin, Marc Monnet, Madeleine Billeaud, Bernard Mongourdin, Jean-Marie Poiré, Jean-Claude Sussfeld

    Producer :

    Alain Poiré

    Foreign Producer :

    Dino De Laurentiis

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Sound assistants :

    Vartan Karakeusian, Marcel Corvaisier

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Paulette Andrieux

    Sound editors :

    Dominique Amy, Colette Leloup

    Continuity supervisor :

    Colette Crochot

    Art directors :

    Théobald Meurisse, Marc Desages

    Stunt performer :

    Rémy Julienne

    Location managers :

    Paulette Boréal, Jacques Pignier, Margot Capelier

    Dialogue Writers :

    Marcel Jullian, Danièle Thompson, Gérard Oury

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Oury, Danièle Thompson, Marcel Jullian

    Voice :

    Roger Carel

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean Rieul

    Production Manager :

    Paul Joly

    Editor :

    Albert Jurgenson

    Assistant Editor :

    Laurence Leininger

    Production Designer :

    Jean André

    Music Composer :

    Georges Delerue

    Costume designer :

    Tanine Autré

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    Feature film

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    Comedy, Crime/thriller, Adventure

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    French, German, English

    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

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