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Doctor Faustus (1967)

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A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves.

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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
Ian Marter ...
Pride / Emperor
Nicholas Loukes ...
Envy / Cardinal of Lorraine
Adrian Benjamin ...
Elizabeth O'Donovan ...
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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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6 February 1968 (USA)  »

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Doctor Fausto  »

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Trivia

The Pageant of the Seven Deadly Sins does not use the dialogue from the original scene. Instead, Burton used passages from Marlowe's other plays: _Edward II_ (for Lechery), _Jew of Malta_ (for Avarice), and _Tamburlaine the Great Part One_ (Pride). Two of the Sins, Gluttony and Sloth, do not appear in the film at all. 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

Doctor Faustus: [speaking about Helen of Troy] Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Illium? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss!
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Let's spent the weekend with the Burtons
30 November 2008 | by (Antarctica) – See all my reviews

This was a film I saw in my youth on late night television. It made quite an impression on me due to the power of Richard Burton's performance. Looking back after viewing the DVD, it seems like something the Burton's would have cooked up over a long holiday weekend. This was a great film for Richard Burton's ego. After all, he's in most of the scenes. Elizabeth Taylor seems strangely out of place as Helen of Troy and the effects of years of alcohol abuse caused her appearance to be seriously frayed at the edges. Still, this is a fun film that get's a watch from me about every five years. I particularly enjoyed Andres Truber's Portrayal of Mephistopheles. He is quite believable as the somewhat penitent fallen angel. The seven deadly sins sequence always gets a hardy laugh from me. The character of Lechery looks like a poofed up drag queen. The ending is quite dramatic and the delivery o the lines by Burton are indeed quite effective.


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