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The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

R  |   |  Horror  |  21 July 1971 (France)
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Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

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Myles Clarkson
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Paula Clarkson
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Roxanne Delancey
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Bill Delancey (as Brad Dillman)
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Dr. Roger West
Kathleen Widdoes ...
Maggie West
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Abby Clarkson
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Duncan Mowbray Ely (as Curt Jurgens)
Curt Lowens ...
Agency Chief
Gregory Morton ...
Conductor
Janee Michelle ...
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Lilyan Chauvin ...
Woman Writer
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Zanc Theun
Alberto Morin ...
Bennett
Berry Kroeger ...
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Storyline

Alan Alda plays a classical piano player on the rise who befriends a famous player himself who's at death's door. Unknown to Alda, the guy is a satanist, who arranges to have their souls switch places at his death, so that he can be young again and continue to play piano (thus needing a skilled piano player like Alda to switch bodies with). Written by Humberto Amador

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Brace yourself for the ultimate transplant. The human soul. See more »

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21 July 1971 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Satan, mon amour  »

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Trivia

The mask worn by the black dog is that of William Shatner, the same style mask worn by Michael Myers in the original Halloween (1978). See more »

Quotes

Duncan Ely: People should be born at the age of 70 and live their life backwards.
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The Mephisto Waltz
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A memorable horror film
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Quinn Martin Productions venture into theatrical films as opposed to its television work is a tidy little entry in the Satanic genre which the late 1960s and early 1970s were chock full of and it is sad that we do not see such films today.

The stunning beauty Barbara Parkins and the irrepressible Curt Jürgens steal the show and turn in performances that dwarf the rest of the cast. This is a low budget film and yet without all of today's special effects it is readily more thrilling and frightening than the typical horror film of contemporary American film.

Thank heavens it is on DVD I saw it originally and now eagerly seek to have it for my collection.


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