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Doctor Faustus
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Release Date:
6 February 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
User Reviews:
A typical Richard Burton movie... 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:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Elizabeth Taylor has no line.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:
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!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in How I Created Doctor Faustef (2008) (V)See more »

FAQ

Is "Doctor Faustus" based on a book?
Who is Mephistophilis? Is he the same as Lucifer?
What was the first thing Faustus asked of Mephistophilis after signing the contract?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A typical Richard Burton movie..., 29 June 2001
Author: Rich Meyer (muzik@ptd.net) from Saint Clair, Pennsylvania

One thing about Richard Burton...the movies he makes are never mediocre. They are either very good or very bad.

I'm not sure on which end that Doctor Faustus falls. It wasn't exactly what I expected...Burton's adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's play on the legend of Faust. The sets and much of the cinematography is masterful...the problem is the script, which is done completely in Old English and in virtual iambic pentameter, which makes it very hard for the average person to understand.

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