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Faust and Marguerite (1904)

Faust et Marguerite (original title)
Old and burdened Faust sells his soul to the Devil for the exchange of youth and pleasures. He seduces Marguerite and is finally condemned to hell.

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Georges Méliès
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jeanne Calvière Jeanne Calvière ... Siebel
Georges Méliès ... Mephistopheles
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Storyline

Old and burdened Faust sells his soul to the Devil for the exchange of youth and pleasures. He seduces Marguerite and is finally condemned to hell.

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Short | Fantasy

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Country:

France

Release Date:

2 April 1904 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faust and Marguerite See more »

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Georges Méliès,Star-Film See more »
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Runtime:

(surviving)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Remade as Beauty and the Devil (1950) See more »

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Faust And Marguerite
24 July 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Faust And Marguerite (1904)

** (out of 4)

aka Damnation du Docteur Faust

Melies second attempt at telling the story of Faust. This time out Faust and his love Marguerite are sentenced to Hell where they are showed the torture that awaits. I loved Melies previous film on Faust but this one here just left me bored out of my mind. The film runs just over three minutes and features narration but none of it worked for me. I found the visuals to be rather bland and the entire story just didn't seem to click. The tombs of Hell weren't nearly as impressive as the director's The Damnation of Faust.


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