The Brain from Planet Arous (1957 film)

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The Brain from Planet Arous
Directed by Nathan H. Juran (as "Nathan Hertz")
Produced by Jacques R. Marquette
Written by Ray Buffum
Starring John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller
Music by Walter Greene
Cinematography Jacques R. Marquette
Edited by Irving Schoenberg
Marquette Productions Ltd.
Distributed by Howco International
Release date
1 October 1957
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $58,000 USD

The Brain from Planet Arous is an American sci-fi horror film about a disembodied brain monster called Gor from the planet Arous who possesses a nuclear physicist when he is discovered in a Mystery Mountain cave, proceeding then to conquer and cause mayhem, and who is opposed by Vol, another Arousian who seeks to capture Gor for his many crimes. Originally released in 1957, the film was directed by Nathan H. Juran (as "Nathan Hertz") from a screenplay by Ray Buffum.


  • John Agar as Steve March
  • Joyce Meadows as Sally Fallon
  • Robert Fuller as Dan Murphy
  • Thomas Browne Henry as John Fallon
  • Kenneth Terrell as Colonel in Conference Room
  • Henry Travis as Colonel Frogley
  • E. Leslie Thomas as General Brown
  • Tim Graham as Sheriff Wiley Pane
  • Bill Giorgio as Russian
  • Kenner G. Kemp as Military Man at Meeting
  • Dale Tate as Professor, and the Voices of Gor & Vol (uncredited)