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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: The whole world is a circus if you know how to look at it.


Ed Cunningham: Hey! How come you speak perfect English all of a sudden?
Dr. Lao: [no accent] Oh, it comes and goes. Whatever dialect the mood requires.
Ed Cunningham: Oh, it just comes and goes?
Dr. Lao: [thick Chinese accent] Whassa matta you? Alla time asking silly questions! Wise guy!


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.


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According to a story that appeared in "Life" magazine Tony Randall had his head shaved for the part of Dr. Lao. When it was decided to have him appear in the audience as himself during the second show they could not find a wig that looked like his natural hair so they took a woman's wig and cut and styled it enough to get by for the few seconds he would be on screen.
Tony Randall related on a 1963 episode of Password All-Stars that his next film was called "The Circus of Dr. Lau," changed at some point before release to its eventual title.
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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