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A scientist is persuaded by the government to inject himself with the brain fluid of a dying colleague in order to preserve missile-defense secrets. However, he finds that he is now torn between his own wife and that of his dead colleague, who was a Nazi sympathizer.
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Hauser's Memory is a 1970 science fiction television movie directed by Boris Sagal and that starred Susan Strasberg, David McCallum, Lilli Palmer, Robert Webber and Leslie Nielsen. The screenplay by Adrian Spies was based on a 1968 novel of the same name by Curt Siodmak, which reworked the central idea of his novel Donovan's Brain (1943).The dying scientist Hauser knows of missile secrets. In order to preserve this information, the Central Intelligence Agency has scientist Hillel Mondoro (McCallum) inject himself with the cerebrospinal fluid extracted from Hauser. However, Hauser's wife Anna (Palmer) turns out to be pro-Nazi, and the memory of this woman also becomes imprinted on Mondoro's mind. Hauser's memory starts to take control of Mondoro and causes him to try to even some old scores.This film was a nominee for the 1971 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.