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An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts.Written by
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William Tuttle received an Honorary Academy Award for his make-up work on this movie. It was the first of two Honorary Oscars awarded for make-up - the other one being John Chambers for Planet of the Apes (1968). It was not until 1982 that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to create a Best Make-Up category; An American Werewolf in London (1981) was the first film to win the award. See more »
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Apollonius of Tyana:
You were born with a great love of humanity, Clinton Stark. But, this love soon turned to bitterness and contempt. Why? It's because in all your years, you've never been able to understand that perfection exists only as an ideal.
Who's interested in ideals? Get the money! That's what counts. Hold it out for the people, then grab at it. That's the truth! There's nothing in-between.
Apollonius of Tyana:
Oh, but there is. Life is sharing. You began with an extreme notion of man's good. His strength and his nobility. ...
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even if it makes us cringe, it's got some good lessons
Obviously, it nowadays makes us cringe that a white person plays an Asian person. But other than that, "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" has some good life lessons in the same way that "Zorba the Greek" does. Portraying the Old West town of Abalone, where the elderly Chinese titular character (Tony Randall) opens a circus and helps the people discover new strength in themselves to question the authority of their corrupt overlord (Arthur O'Connell), the movie is most impressive. The special effects aren't quite what we in the 21st century are used to, but that really doesn't subtract from the movie's quality. As Dr. Lao reminds us: "The whole world is a circus if you know how to look at it." Oh, and of course Barbara Eden stars, before she became Jeannie. Jeannie would probably say of "7FODL": "Is it not wonderful, master?" It sure is.
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