The Brain From Planet Arous 1957

Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country challenging his domination. Another brain, Val, works with March's future wife Sally to defeat Gor. Val explains that Gor will be vulnerable when he is forced to leave March at intervals to re-energize. Gor's vulnerable spot, the Fissure of Orlando, is described in a note left by Sally in Steve's lab.

The Cast

John Agar-Steve March
Joyce Meadows-Sally Fallon
Robert Fuller-Dan Murphy
Thomas Browne Henry-John Fallon
Ken Terrell-Colonel in Conference Room
Henry Travis-Colonel Frogley
E. Leslie Thomas-General Brown
Tim Graham-Sheriff Wiley Pane

The Director: Nathan Juran
The Writers: Ray Buffum
Music by: Walter Greene
Certificate : PG

Film Trivia

The special eye effects for Steve March were created by having John Agar wear special black contact lenses that were very thick. The extreme thickness of the contact made it painful for Agar to wear them.
Director Nathan Juran insisted on being billed as "Nathan Hertz" (Hertz was Juran's middle name), apparently because he was embarrassed by this film's low budget and poor quality.
Although some sources list Morris Ankrum as being in the cast, he does not appear in the film.
Vol promises to defeat Gor, saying, "I have powers that equal and surpass the powers of Gor." But when it's time to put up or shut up, Vol stays out of it; his only "help" amounts to telling Sally to wait until Gor materializes and then hit him over the head.
Vol tells Sally that Gor's weak spot is the "fissure of Rolando" and the encyclopedia diagram confirms this, but Sally twice mispronounces it as the "fissure of Orlando". There is no such thing as the "fissure of Orlando". However, there is an area of the brain called the "fissure of Rolando". It is the central sulcus, or fold, in the cerebral cortex.