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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. ... See full summary »

Directors:

Peter Gorski, Gustaf Gründgens (uncredited)

Writer:

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (play) (as Johann Wolfgang Goethe)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Quadflieg ... Dr. Heinrich Faust / Dichter
Gustaf Gründgens ... Mephistopheles / Lustige Person
Ella Büchi Ella Büchi ... Margarete "Gretchen"
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ... Marthe Schwerdtlein (as E. Flickenschildt)
Hermann Schomberg ... Theaterdirektor / Der HERR / Erdgeist (as H. Schomberg)
Eduard Marks Eduard Marks ... Wagner
Max Eckard Max Eckard ... Valentin
Uwe Friedrichsen ... Schüler
Heinz Reincke ... Frosch
Hans Irle Hans Irle ... Altmayer
Friedrich G. Beckhaus ... Brander (as F. G. Beckhaus)
Karl Heinz Wüpper Karl Heinz Wüpper ... Siebel (as K. H. Wüpper)
Heidi Leupolt Heidi Leupolt ... Lieschen
Gustl Busch Gustl Busch ... Hexe
Konrad Krauss Konrad Krauss ... Engel Raphael
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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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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

30 September 1960 (West Germany) See more »

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Divina-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was released in the U.S. in German with no English subtitles. See more »

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Best Version of Faust ever
8 March 2003 | by jeanstoddenSee 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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