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Release Date:
6 February 1968 (USA) See more »
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The story of a scientist who sells his soul to the devil
Plot:
A man sells his soul to the devil in order to have the woman he loves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An Ambitious Undertaking See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Richard Burton ... Doctor Faustus

Elizabeth Taylor ... Helen

Andreas Teuber ... Mephistophilis
Ram Chopra ... Valdes
Richard Carwardine ... Cornelius
Patrick Barwise ... Wagner
Michael Menaugh ... Good Angel / Bishop (as Michael Meneaugh)

Richard Durden ... Evil Angel / Knight (as Richard Durden-Smith)
David McIntosh ... Lucifer
Jeremy Eccles ... Belzebub
Gwydion Thomas ... Lechery
Ian Marter ... Pride / Emperor
Nicholas Loukes ... Envy / Cardinal of Lorraine
Adrian Benjamin ... Pope
Elizabeth O'Donovan ... Empress
Ambrose Coghill ... Avarice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Maria Aitken ... Sloth (uncredited)
Carolyn Bennitt ... Dancer (uncredited)
Jeremy Chandler ... Attendant (uncredited)
Bridget Coghill ... Gluttony (uncredited)
Nevill Coghill ... Professor (uncredited)
Sheila Dawson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Richard Harrison ... Professor (uncredited)
Jacqueline Harvey ... Dancer (uncredited)
Richard Heffer ... Disciple #1 (uncredited)
Valerie James ... Idleness (uncredited)
Anthony Kaufman ... Professor (uncredited)
Angus McIntosh ... Rector Magnificus (uncredited)
Petronella ... Gluttony (uncredited)
Renzo Pevarello ... Wrath (uncredited)
John Sandbach ... Boy Turned Into Hind (uncredited)
Sebastian Walker ... Idiot (uncredited)
Jane Wilford ... Nun / Court Lady (uncredited)
Julian Wontner ... Professor (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Burton 
Nevill Coghill 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nevill Coghill 
Wolf Mankowitz  co-writer (uncredited)
Christopher Marlowe  play "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus"

Produced by
Richard Burton .... producer
Richard McWhorter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mario Nascimbene 
 
Cinematography by
Gábor Pogány 
 
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
 
Production Design by
John DeCuir 
 
Art Direction by
Boris Juraga 
 
Set Decoration by
Dario Simoni 
 
Costume Design by
Peter J. Hall 
 
Production Management
Guy Luongo .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Fernando Valento .... construction manager
Italo Tomassi .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Aldred .... sound
David Hildyard .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Gerald Larn .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nicola Di Gioia .... stunt performer
Cristea Traian .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Penn .... still photographer
 
Music Department
Mario Nascimbene .... musical director
 
Other crew
Jacqueline Harvey .... choreographer
Carlo Lastricati .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elaine Schreyeck .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
93 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:PG (video rating) | UK:X (original rating) (1990) | USA:Unrated
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Trivia:
For the secondary roles, director Richard Burton, an Oxford graduate, cast drama students from Oxford University.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 How I Created Doctor Faustef (2008) (V)See more »

FAQ

What was the first thing Faustus asked of Mephistophilis after signing the contract?
Is "Doctor Faustus" based on a book?
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
An Ambitious Undertaking, 3 July 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

It was an ambitious undertaking for Richard Burton, to film Christopher Marlowe's classic Dr. Faustus with an untried amateur cast. I'd say he got a mixed bag of results.

Well, they weren't all that amateur, they were the members of the Oxford Dramatic Society and quite a number of them went on to have substantial careers in film and theater. Fans of the Doctor Who series will recognize Ian Marter who played Harry Sullivan during the Tom Baker reign as the Doctor, he's probably the most well known of the cast.

Of course there's Elizabeth Taylor who plays the brief part of Helen of Troy who in legend is ultimate in feminine beauty. She has no dialog, but she makes her presence known.

Faustus, a man who devotes his entire life to the pursuit of knowledge and somehow feels he's left a lot out of his life. Piety and service to God ain't cutting it any more. He makes a deal with Lucifer himself and even gets one of the fallen angels, Mephistopheles to act as a personal servant and conveyor of Faustus's wishes to the Prince of Darkness.

Of course he gets what he wants, but there's a day of reckoning and Faustus just simply doesn't want to cough up the soul. What do you expect from a guy who constantly refers to himself in the third person? Faustus is rather full of himself.

From what little research I did, Richard Burton made a concerted effort in this film to perform it close to Marlowe's own vision. There seems to be a few versions of this out there and it's all open to speculation.

It was an ambitious undertaking, not entirely successful, but not a total failure either. And Elizabeth Taylor looks pretty good in it.

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