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Brain that Wouldn't Die


1962       Virginia Leith

"The Brain that Wouldn't Die," American International's terrifying talc of a living, thinking head without a body, is a shocking and thrilling idea that could come true in today's astounding world of science. The thriller, which stars Jason Evers and Virginia Leith, opened in 1962.

All the fantastic possibilities of present-day science's unbelievable experiments on the transplantation of human organisms and human members forms the basis of a motion picture that audiences will never forget.
Add to this, the ironic story of a brilliant Scientist who experiments illegally with the bodies and minds of fellow humans and whose own girl friend is decapitated in a freak accident. The tragedy spurs him to try the impossible to endeavor to transplant his fiancee's still-living head and brain to another body.
The result is an adventure into a terror-filled world of science gone mad where anything and everything can and does - happen. 'The Brain that Wouldn't Die" is chilling and thrilling horror-terror film fiction at its best --a film you won't want to miss because all

your neighbors and friends will be talking about it in whispers for months.


Lovely Virginia Leith's starring role in American International's new horror shocker, "The Brain that Wouldn't Die" will undoubtedly go down in motion picture annals as the most unusual part ever conceived. For all of Virginia, including her very shapely body, only appears for a very few minutes in this thriller. During the remainder of the unusual film, only her pretty head is seen, set up-on a scientist's work table while co-stars Jason Evers and Leslie Daniels (all of them) enact their exciting roles, However, it's all part of an actress' work for Virginia who was born, raised and educated in and near Cleveland, Ohio. Her parents later moved to Los Angeles where she later met director Stanley Kubrick who gave her her first motion picture role as leading lady in his "Fear and Desire."

By the time the picture was released, she had become a leading fashion model but returned to Hollywood under contract to Twentieth Century-Fox. She enacted Important roles in numerous pictures for Fox and also played opposite William Holden for Warner Brothers.
Now Virginia bids for renewed stardom with her unique starring role in one of the greatest shock horror films of them all, "The Brain that Wouldn't Die."




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CAST of "The Brain that Wouldn't Die"

JAN COMPTON .......................... Virginia Leith
BILL CORTNER .......................... Jason Evers
DORIS POWELL .......................... Adele Lamont
DR. CORTNER .......................... Bruce Brighton
NURSE .......................... Doris Brent
KURT .......................... Leslie Daniel
STRIPPER .......................... Bonnie Shari
B-GIRL .......................... Paula Maurice
DONNA WILLIAMS .......................... Lola Mason
JEANNIE .......................... Audrey Devereau
ANNOUNCER .......................... Bruce Kerr
MONSTER .......................... Eddie Carmel





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