Ken Hughes' The Brain Machine

  • The List
  • 3 August 2010

This article is from 2010

The Brain Machine

1954 thriller from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang director

Showing as part of a new initiative to revive and reassess lesser known films from the British Film Institute’s National Archive, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang director Ken Hughes’ 1954 thriller is weird and compelling enough to make it worthy of rediscovery.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh, Mon 9 Aug.

The Brain Machine

  • 3 stars
  • 1954
  • UK
  • 1h 23min
  • U
  • Directed by: Ken Hughes
  • Written by: Ken Hughes
  • Cast: Maxwell Reed, Elizabeth Allen, Patrick Barr, Russell Napier

Racy (for its time) thriller from jobbing Brit director Hughes (best known for directing 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'), which combines drug smuggling, corporate corruption and a sinister thought analysis machine.