Brainstorm (1965) - Rotten Tomatoes


Brainstorm (1965)





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Brainstorm is a somewhat contrived but still well done and frightening thriller written and well-directed by actor William Conrad. Jim Grayam (Jeffrey Hunter) is a young scientist who saves Lorrie Benson (Anne Francis) from committing suicide. They fall in love, but Lorrie's husband Cort Benson (Dana Andrews), who had driven her to the brink of suicide before, discovers that Jim has had a history of mental instability and fabricates obscene phone calls and other actions to create the impression that Jim is unstable. The pair decide to murder Cort, using insanity as a defense. The film has a series of interesting plot twists and a plausible ending, and the performances are generally excellent with Conrad's direction maintaining a good pace and an excellent visual style aided by a good, simple musical score by George Duning.

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Jeffrey Hunter
as Jim Grayam
Anne Francis
as Lorrie Benson
Dana Andrews
as Cort Benson
Viveca Lindfors
as Dr. Elizabeth Larstadt
Stacy Harris
as Josh Reynolds
Kathie Browne
as Angie DeWitt
Phillip Pine
as Dr. Ames
Michael Pate
as Dr. Mills
Robert McQueeney
as Sgt. Dawes
Strother Martin
as Mr. Clyde
Pat Cardi
as Bobby
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Distinguishes itself by the depth of its exploration of insanity.

October 21, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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