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Release Date:
6 February 1968 (USA) See more »
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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:
Burton's greatest performance See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:
The sixth of eleven films that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in together.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

Were Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor married to each other when they made "Doctor Faustus"?
Is the Faustus character based on a real person?
Do all versions of the Faust legend end the same way?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Burton's greatest performance, 10 November 2008
Author: thistledown-2 from United States

I was so astonished to see Marlowe's 400 year old play done so superbly by Richard Burton whom I consider to be one of the finest actors of the 20th century and the wonderful production which held your interest throughout, the other actors were terrific, especially the actor who played Mephistopholis, Now we come to Miss Elizabeth Taylor who played Helen Of Troy- Beauty Miss Taylor had in abundance but for some reason she had on so much eye make-up she looked laughable, surely Helen was a natural beauty - another silly thing was the fact that whenever Miss Taylor appeared she was accompanied by a soprano who sang extremely loud and sang the theme from Star Trek..

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