Film: They Saved Hitler's Brain

Adapted and edited for television from a shorter 1963 movie called Madmen of Mandoras, They Saved Hitler's Brain is a 1969 tv movie about exactly what you think it is.

Tropes appearing in this film:

  • Argentina Is Naziland: The nazis are plotting in the fictional country Mandoras.
  • Artistic License History: That's not how Hitler died.
  • Banana Republic: Mandoras
  • Brain in a Jar: Well, yeah. It's right there in the title.
  • Gratuitous German: Ja, ja, ja!
  • Losing Your Head: Hitler's head got saved, too.
  • Spoiler Title: In Madmen of Mandoras (aka The Amazing Mr. H.), it was supposed to be a big reveal near the end.
  • Stock Footage: Most of the movie is just Madmen of Mandoras, with a half hour of additional footage shot years later. Even without considering that, though, there's lots of other random stock footage about the war and an elephant.
    • This leads to a very weird effect concerning differences in film stock & fashion. Everybody in the older portion has that clean-cut, "Mad Men" thing going while the newer footage has folks clearly from the late Sixties. The Late-60's footage is also like a home movie & amateurish while the older footage is a lot more professional, like from an actual movie studio. One minute you're watching some guy with a feathered shag & Porn Stache and his full-figured go-go girl agent friend getting pursued and dispatched by a mustached Jake Blues clone. The next minute, everybody looks like Don Draper or Doris Day.
  • Those Wacky Nazis
  • You Cloned Hitler!: Well, they plan to...

Alternative Title(s):

Madmen Of Mandoras