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Directed by
F.W. Murnau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gerhart Hauptmann  titles
Hans Kyser  titles
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  play "Faust" (as Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

Produced by
Erich Pommer .... producer
Original Music by
Wolfgang Dauner (1976)
Werner R. Heymann 
Erno Rapee 
Daniel Schnyder (1999)
Bernd Schultheis (2000)
Rolf Unkel (1976)
Art Zoyd (1995)
William Axt (USA, 1926) (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Carl Hoffmann 
Film Editing by
Elfi Böttrich (new version)
Art Direction by
Robert Herlth 
Walter Röhrig 
Costume Design by
Georges Annenkov 
Robert Herlth 
Walter Röhrig 
Makeup Department
Waldemar Jabs .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans Rameau .... assistant director
Art Department
Robert Basilice .... property master
Arno Richter .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Kurt Schmidt .... sound: new version
Rudolf Wohlschläger .... sound: new version
Camera and Electrical Department
Erich Grohmann .... assistant camera
Hans Natge .... still photographer
Music Department
Kurt Graunke .... conductor: new score
Frank Strobel .... conductor (2000)
Other crew
H.H. Caldwell .... intertitler (US version)
Katherine Hilliker .... intertitler (US version)
Charles Rosher .... photographic consultant

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Also Known As:
"Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage" - Germany (original title)
"Faust: A German Folk Legend" - Canada (English title)
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Canada:85 min | 116 min (1997 restored version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Germany:6 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video) | USA:Not Rated

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Due to the success of F.W. Murnau's previous film, The Last Laugh (1924), the studio promised him an unlimited budget with which to make this film.See more »
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28 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
A must see film, 30 May 2005
Author: aqua_swing from Canada

My first silent film lasted over two hours. Dialog full of screens after everything's been said. To be honest, I was surprised at how there was never a point of down, there was never a realization that I was watching a silent film, though it did take a bit of getting used to in the beginning. Some might get pushed away due to the fact that the screen transfer isn't great, or that the music has been recently dubbed, but I found it all to fit perfectly. The acting in this film is more than over expectation, that made me believe in the story from start to finish. By the end I had a new found admiration for the makers of movies from our past, and what standards they can set for movies now.

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