The aging scientist Faust is desperately in search of knowledge and insight, but without success. To escape from this ignorance, he dares the extreme: He joins forces with the devil. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Quadflieg ...
Dr. Heinrich Faust / Dichter
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Mephistopheles / Lustige Person
Ella Büchi ...
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ...
Marthe Schwerdtlein (as E. Flickenschildt)
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Theaterdirektor / Der HERR / Erdgeist (as H. Schomberg)
Eduard Marks ...
Max Eckard ...
Uwe Friedrichsen ...
Schüler
Heinz Reincke ...
Frosch
Hans Irle ...
Altmayer
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ...
Brander (as F. G. Beckhaus)
Karl Heinz Wüpper ...
Siebel (as K. H. Wüpper)
Heidi Leupolt ...
Lieschen
Gustl Busch ...
Hexe
Konrad Krauss ...
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The aging scientist Faust is desperately in search of knowledge and insight, but without success. To escape from this ignorance, he dares the extreme: He joins forces with the devil. Mephisto offers him eternal youth and the opportunity to seduce the virgin Gretchen. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Best Version of Faust ever
8 March 2003 | by (Marburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

I have seen many Versions of Goethes Faust, but the one with Gustaf Gruendgens and Willi Quadflieg is the best I have ever seen. The Plot should be clear. Gustaf Gruendgens plays Mephisto. It is the Role that made him live forever. He dominates the play, often on cost of the other actor, but it is magnificent. It is a must to see.


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