The Seven Faces of Dr Lao

United States, 1964

Film
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Tony Randall plays seven fantastic and magical characters in this imaginative film based on the novel, “The circus of Dr. Lao”, by Charles G. Finney. A mysterious Chinese gentleman, Dr Lao, rides into the western desert town of Abalone. There he sets up a circus in which the townspeople are confronted by physical manifestations of their own fears and desires. With the arrival of Dr Lao the people of Abalone are to change forever. Randall is excellent in all his roles. The film also stars Barbara Eden.

Credits

producer/director

George Pal

production company

George Pal Productions

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Duration

01:40:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1964

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302530

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Magic

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Magic

Music & Performing Arts → Magic

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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