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Doctor Faustus (1967)

Unrated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 6 February 1968 (USA)
A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves.
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Cast

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Ram Chopra ...
Valdes
Richard Carwardine ...
Cornelius
Patrick Barwise ...
Michael Menaugh ...
Good Angel / Bishop (as Michael Meneaugh)
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Evil Angel / Knight (as Richard Durden-Smith)
David McIntosh ...
Jeremy Eccles ...
Gwydion Thomas ...
Lechery
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Pride / Emperor
Nicholas Loukes ...
Envy / Cardinal of Lorraine
Adrian Benjamin ...
Pope
Elizabeth O'Donovan ...
Empress
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Faustus is a scholar at the University of Wittenberg when he earns his doctorate degree. His insatiable appetite for knowledge and power leads him to employ necromancy to conjure Mephistopheles out of hell. He bargains away his soul to Lucifer in exchange for living 24 years during which Mephistopheles will be his slave. Faustus signs the pact in his own blood and Mephistopheles reveals the works of the devil to Faustus. Written by alfiehitchie

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The story of a scientist who sells his soul to the devil

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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6 February 1968 (USA)  »

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Doctor Fausto  »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to Renata Adler in The New York Times, actress Elizabeth Taylor "plays almost all the female parts, from Faustus's devil wife through Helen of Troy and Alexander's Paramour". See more »

Goofs

When Faustus anoints his head with blood there is one mark on his forehead, but when he is conjuring Mephistophilis, there are two blood marks. See more »

Quotes

[Mephistopheles has come to Faustus' study]
Doctor Faustus: Where are you damned?
Mephistopheles: In hell.
Doctor Faustus: How comes it, then, that thou art out of hell?
Mephistopheles: Why, this is hell, nor am I out of it. / Think'st thou that I, who saw the face of God / And tasted the eternal joys of heaven, / Am not tormented with ten thousand hells / In being deprived of everlasting bliss?
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A movie to cherish...
17 October 2001 | by (Northridge, Ca) – See all my reviews

Thank God, Richard Burton did this film. A man who was unjustly considered a sell-out, he did this first on stage and then for film with all profits of both productions going to Oxford. Yes, it's cheaply designed and theatrical, with an distracting music score...but when else will you see a film of Marlowe's play with an actor as great playing the part?

I realize the film has its shortcomings, but its virtues are also plainly evident. Those who dismiss it a just a bad film strike me as a bunch of gluttonous clods or anti-intellectual pismires. It's a movie to cherish.


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