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||IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 from 3,313 votes
||Release: 13 August 1964 (West Germany) /
||Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Western
||Director: George Pal,
||Stars: Argentina Brunetti, Arthur O'Connell, Barbara Eden, Dal McKennon, Eddie Little Sky, Frank Kreig, John Doucette, John Ericson, John Qualen, Lee Patrick, Minerva Urecal, Noah Beery Jr., Peggy Rea, Royal Dano, Tony Randall
||Synopsis: An old Chinese gentleman rides into the town of Abalone, Arizona and changes it forever, as the citizens see themselves reflected in the mirror of Lao's mysterious circus of mythical beasts. Written by Edward E. Pringle <[email protected]>
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"This is the Circus of Dr. Lao. We show you things that you don't know. Oh,
we spare no pains and we spare no dough, but we're going to give you one
And the Good Doctor certainly did, thanks to the boundless imagination of
producer-director George Pal, the cutting-edge script from Twilight Zone
veteran Charles Beaumont, and of course MGM's remarkably talented makeup
wizard, William Tuttle, whose efforts for this film earned him a Special
Achievement Oscar, long before Best Makeup ever became the more permanent
category it is these days.
The story, based on the book by Charles Finney, takes place at the cusp of
the early 1910's. The setting is a small Arizona town named Abilone, whose
inhabitants are facing a crisis that threatens the overall future of the
town. The greater crisis, however, lies in the townsfolk's own humanity, and
the balance of our story follows Dr. Lao and his Circus as they transform
that crisis into a better understanding.
At the heart of the town's battle to survive is the personal conflict
pitting newsman Ed Cunningham (John Ericson) against town shyster Clinton
Stark (Arthur O'Connell). Only the intervention of the Circus will permit
them to come to terms with who they really are, as opposed to who they
should become. Ed has also fallen in love with Angela Benedict, the town
librarian (Barbara Eden), and must confront his own passions for her while
covering Dr. Lao's Circus.
But when Angie's young son Mike (Kevin Tate) befriends Dr. Lao, the film is
strengthened with its greatest wisdom, one that is best explored when the
entire family watches this film. "The whole world is a circus if you learn
to look at it the right way," the seven-millennia-old Dr. Lao reminds his
new friend. "Every time you pick up a handful of dust, and see not the dust,
but a mystery, a miracle, right there in your hands --- every time you stop
to think, 'I'm alive, and being alive is fantastic!' --- every time such a
thing happens, Mike, only then are you part of the Circus of Dr.
Even today, I still shed a tear when I see this film, especially during the
scene in which Lao summons Merlin the Magician to perform for the good folks
of Abilone. Most of them have pretty much lost their ability to believe in
magic. But not Mike Benedict. How can you not be moved to tears when you see
Merlin tenderly embracing the lad, to thank him for having believed in the
wonder of Magic?
The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao is one of the few quintessential examples of the
astounding range of Tony Randall's acting versatility.... a versatility we
will most certainly miss.... and most certainly remember.
As my Wizardly alter ego Blackwolf will tell you, that one scene ---
Merlin's magic show --- holds a special place in the hearts of all
Magic-users. With the news of Tony Randall's death having just gone out over
the wires, I think fans of Dr. Lao will want another look at this remarkable
little film that reminds us all how important it is to take a look at
ourselves and our future. This is Dr. Lao's greatest feat, and to accomplish
it, he tells the tale of "The Fall of the City" to the townsfolk of Abilone.
Using stock footage from George Pal's Atlantis: The Lost Continent,
interspersed with new footage featuring the Dr. Lao adult cast performing
double duty as various Atlantean inhabitants, and the awesome strains of
Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor booming in the background, "The Fall of
the City" sequence is a masterpiece of drama, and an inspiring reminder that
life is worth the battle so long as you learn something from
Overall, The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao is that rare curiosity of a movie, the kind
that has something to say, and says it eloquently without preaching or
sensationalizing its subject matter. We should all thank Tony Randall for
having taken on this unique, one-of-a-kind filmmaking challenge. That, I
think, is why we will miss him most of all.
Tags for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao Full Movie
, Arthur O'Connell
, Barbara Eden
, Dal McKennon
, Eddie Little Sky
, Frank Kreig
, John Doucette
, John Ericson
, John Qualen
, Lee Patrick
, Minerva Urecal
, Noah Beery Jr.
, Peggy Rea
, Royal Dano
, Tony Randall
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