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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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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: Every time you pick up a grain of sand you hold a universe in the palm of your hand.


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.


Mayor James Sargent: He doesn't want to lose. Who does?
Clint Stark: I do. Mayor Sargent, every time I bet on weakness, corruption, fallibility... I want to lose. But I always win.


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The "Fall of the City" spectacular that Dr. Lao presents as the grand finale of his circus contains much footage from an earlier George Pal production, "Atlantis, The Lost Continent" (1961)
Although it is now regarded as a classic fantasy film, this was a box office disappointment when it was first released. It caused a four-year gap before George Pal had his next film in theatres. It also marked that last time that Pal would direct.
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.
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