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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Passed  |   |  Fantasy, Mystery, Western  |  13 August 1964 (West Germany)
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A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Lao / The Abominable Snowman / Merlin the Magician / Apollonius of Tyana / Pan / The Giant Serpent / Medusa
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Angela Benedict
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Clint Stark
John Ericson ...
Ed Cunningham / Transformed Pan
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Tim Mitchell
Lee Patrick ...
Mrs. Howard Cassin
Minerva Urecal ...
Kate Lindquist
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Luther Lindquist
Frank Kreig ...
Peter Ramsey
Peggy Rea ...
Mrs. Peter Ramsey
Eddie Little Sky ...
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Carey
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Sarah Benedict
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Lucas
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Lean Cowboy
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An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts. Written by Edward E. Pringle <pringle@atb.teradyne.com>

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13 August 1964 (West Germany)  »

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Seven Faces of Dr. Lao  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Tony Randall related on a 1963 episode of Password All-Stars (1961) that his next film was called "The Circus of Dr. Lau," changed at some point before release to its eventual title. See more »

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During the opening festivities for Dr. Lao's circus, the Yeti is shown as organ grinder for three musical-box figures, one of which is Fred Flintstone playing the drums - a cartoon character who wasn't created until nearly half a century after the film takes place (and, incidentally, a type of drum set-up not popularized until the early 1940's). See more »

Quotes

Lean Cowboy: Who's that, anyway?
Fat Cowboy: I don't know. Looked like a Jap to me.
Toothless Cowboy: Nah, he's Chinese.
Fat Cowboy: How do you know?
Toothless Cowboy: 'Cause I ain't stupid.
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sounds like a deceitful person, eh?
25 October 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Good film concerning a mysterious Chinese who brings a unique carnival to a troubled western town. He manages to change the outlook of most of the citizens by introducing them to themselves through his various carnival acts. Not a rip roaring comedy, but one which causes the viewer to consider what it would be like if he or she walked through Dr. Lao's magical tent.


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