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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: [Dr. Lao's Welcome speech] This is the circus of Dr. Lao./ We show you things that you don't know./We've spared no pains and spared no dough,/ but we wanted to give you one helluva show.


Clint Stark: I was like you once, long time ago. I believed in the dignity of man. Decency. Humanity. But I was lucky. I found out the truth early, boy.
Ed Cunningham: And what is the truth, Stark?
Clint Stark: It's all very simple. There's no such thing as the dignity of man. Man is a base, pathetic and vulgar animal.


[an evening heart-to-heart between Dr. Lao and Mike]
Dr. Lao: 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 embracing it. Oh, my boy, that's... that's circus enough for anyone. Every time you watch a rainbow and feel wonder in your heart. 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, you're part of the Circus of Dr. Lao.
Mike: I don't understand.
Dr. Lao: Neither do I.


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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."
According to a July 1962 LA Times item, Laurence Harvey was set to play the Tony Randall role.
Before it became apparent the film was not a hit, George Pal told press he was planning a sequel with Tony Randall recreating his role.
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