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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ram Chopra ...
Richard Carwardine ...
Patrick Barwise ...
Michael Menaugh ...
Good Angel / Bishop (as Michael Meneaugh)
Evil Angel / Knight (as Richard Durden-Smith)
David McIntosh ...
Jeremy Eccles ...
Gwydion Thomas ...
Ian Marter ...
Pride / Emperor
Nicholas Loukes ...
Envy / Cardinal of Lorraine
Adrian Benjamin ...
Elizabeth O'Donovan ...


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


Drama | Horror | Mystery


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6 February 1968 (USA)  »

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Doctor Fausto  »

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The sixth of eleven films that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in together. See more »


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 »


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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Version of Beauty and the Devil (1950) See more »

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Moody Masterpiece
17 September 2000 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Marlow's play about the man who sold his soul to the devil for 27 years of pleasure is not the most cheerful of topics. But the horror element is well-played in this classy production with Burton as the title character and Liz Taylor as Helen of Troy, the "face that launched a thousand ships."

Mario Nascimbene's spooky score gives an appropriately dark mood to this great masterpiece of a story.

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