Faust - Eine Deutsche Volkssage (1926)
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God and Satan war over earth; to settle things, they wager on the soul of Faust, a learned and prayerful alchemist. During a plague, Faust despairs and burns his books after failing to stop death; Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, first with insight into treating the plague and then with a day's return to youth. Mephisto is clever, timing the end of this 24 hours as Faust embraces the beautiful Duchess of Parma. Faust trades his soul for youth. Some time later, he's bored, and demands on Easter Sunday that Mephisto take him home. Faust promptly sees and falls in love with the beautiful Gretchen, whose liaison with him brings her dishonor. Is there redemption? Who wins the wager?
Title: Faust - Eine Deutsche Volkssage
Release Date: December 05, 1926
Runtime: 85 mins
All Genres: Fantasy, Horror
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 8.0
Buried.com Rating: 9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F
MPAA Rating: T
Gosta Ekman ...Faust
Emil Jannings ...Mephisto
Camilla Horn ...Gretchen / Marguerite
Frida Richard ...Gretchens Mutter / Marguerite's mother
William Dieterle ...Valentin: Gretchens Bruder / Marguerite's brother...
yvette Guilbert ...Marthe Schwerdtlein: Gretchens Tante / Marguerite's...
Eric Barclay ...Herzog von Parma / Duke of Parma
Hanna Ralph ...Herzogin von Parma / Duchess of Parma
Werner Fuetterer ...Erzengel / Archangel
Hans Brausewetter ...Bauernbursche / Farmboy
Lothar Muthel ...Monch / Friar
Hans Rameau ...
Hertha von Walther ...
Emmy Wyda ...
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
Werner R. Heymann
- After the film had already been shot and edited, UFA decided it disliked Hans Kyser's script. Over Kyser's objections, it asked German writer Gerhart Hauptmann to work on it. However, the studio decided that it disliked Hauptmann's script even more. The film was released in Kyser's original version.
Leni Riefenstahl applied for the female lead role, but was turned down.
Director F.W. Murnau wanted Lillian Gish to play Gretchen, but she insisted that the film be shot by her favorite cinematographer, Charles Rosher. Murnau instead cast newcomer Camilla Horn, whom he had met on the set of Herr Tartüff (1925), where she was a double for Lil Dagover.
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