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The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

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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Paul Wendkos

Writers:

Ben Maddow, Fred Mustard Stewart (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Myles Clarkson
Jacqueline Bisset ... Paula Clarkson
Barbara Parkins ... Roxanne Delancey
Bradford Dillman ... Bill Delancey (as Brad Dillman)
William Windom ... Dr. Roger West
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ... Maggie West
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Abby Clarkson
Curd Jürgens ... Duncan Mowbray Ely (as Curt Jurgens)
Curt Lowens ... Agency Chief
Gregory Morton Gregory Morton ... Conductor
Janee Michelle Janee Michelle ... Agency Chief's Girlfriend
Lilyan Chauvin ... Woman Writer
Khigh Dhiegh Khigh Dhiegh ... Zanc Theun
Alberto Morin ... Bennett
Berry Kroeger ... Raymont
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Storyline

Myles Clarkson (Alan Alda), a classical piano player on the rise, befriends Duncan Mowbray Ely (Curt Jurgens), a famous player himself who is at death's door. Unknown to Clarkson, Ely 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. Written by Humberto Amador

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 June 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Satan, mon amour See more »

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Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Quotes

[after smashing a headlight with a wrench]
Paula Clarkson: Oh, by the way, someone smashed one of the headlights. You shouldn't leave the Rolls out there in plain view. This neighborhood is full of rich teenaged bastards.
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The Mephisto Waltz
Written by Franz Liszt
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Music and Devil
30 June 2004 | by accercelSee all my reviews

This 1971 movie is definitely worth seeing, at least for a melancholically superb Jacqueline Bisset (at the same time, the other main character, Alan Alda, offers a lousy and histrionic performance). Even if it may seem obsolete, the movie still gives one chills down the spine at some moments, and the end is maybe a recognition of the fact that Evil is always more tempting than the Good. All in all, the old Faustian theme is well depicted in this movie, with some interesting arabesques (but why do the Satan worshipers speak a terrible French in their rituals - that I do not know, a superb score (naturally, since it is about the world of pianists and music) and some subtle meditations about the condition of the artist today and always. 7/10


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