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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) was a Fantasy - Mystery Film directed by George Pal and produced by George Pal.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

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Honorary AwardWilliam TuttleWon
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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

By Beatrice on Apr 23, 2018 From Flickers in Time

7 Faces of Dr. Lao Directed by George Pal Written by Charles Beaumont from a novel by Charles G. Finney 1964/USA George Pal Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental I still remember this well from its original release. ?All these years later, it is still a treat for its acting, makeup, and spe... Read full article


7 Faces of Dr. Lao ( 1964 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Aug 20, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"Mike, let me tell you something. The whole world is a circus if you know how to look at it. The way the sun goes down when you're tired, comes up when you want to be on the move. That's real magic. The way a leaf grows. The song of the birds. The way the desert looks at night, with the moon embraci... Read full article


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Dr. Lao: Now, Mr. Cunningham, do you suppose this garrulous intruder may be a... a swindler, perhaps, an assassin, a charlatan plotting some curious disaster for your town? Such characters exist, but they are secretive rather than mysterious. I, sir, am a major mystery.


[last lines]
Dr. Lao: Mike, the whole world is a circus if you look at it the right way. Every time you pick up a handful of dust, and see not the dust, but a mystery, a marvel, there in your hand, every time you stop and think, "I'm alive, and being alive is fantastic!" Every time such a thing happens, Mike, you are part of the Circus of Dr. Lao.


Mike: How old are you?
Dr. Lao: I believe I will tell you. I am seven thousand, three hundred and twenty-two years old... this October.


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Oscar-winning soundtrack composer Leigh Harline worked for Disney from 1932-41 and wrote the music for some of the best-known Disney film songs, including "When You Wish Upon a Star", "I'm Wishing," "Whistle While You Work," "Heigh Ho," and "Some Day My Prince Will Come."
Peter Sellers was the director's first choice to play Dr. Lao.
William Tuttle received an honorary Oscar for his makeup work on this film. It was the first one of two honorary Oscars awarded for makeup - the other one being John Chambers for Planet of the Apes.
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