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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Doctor Fausto  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The high majority of the film's cast were amateur actors from the Oxford University Dramatic Society. 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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Referenced in R.I.P. (2013) See more »

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An excellent horror film
15 October 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have been intrigue by the legend of Dr. Faustus, the man who sell his very soul to the devil himself for knowledge and lust; after much research on the web. I have watched this film based on the play by Christopher Marlowe (a playwright who lived in the same time as Shakespeare) and it was AWESOME! I love Elizabeth Taylor and I have a few of her films. But I had gotten confuse whether it's a horror film or dramatic film? Of course the film's horrific images of Hell and that gross corpse cover with maggots when Dr. Faustus practiced necromancy (the magical art of bringing the dead to life) makes it a horror film.

I was shocked by the negative reviews I would see on the web, I thought it was an excellent horror film. You know on the scene where Dr. Faustus sees the Seven Deadly Sins, I think the guy that played Lechery/Lust is very hot (*drool*). But they left out Gluttony & Sloth, well DUH! the film is 92 minutes.


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