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7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

Tony Randall , Barbara Eden , George Pal  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson, Noah Beery Jr.
  • Directors: George Pal
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Archive
  • DVD Release Date: November 10, 2011
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005R2SHIS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,377 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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An elderly Chinese man routs evil in a Western frontier town by setting up his circus for the townspeople. The various performers affect each of the circus' visitors in a different way, and in the end the unscrupulous citizen who dominates the town repents. Emmy-winner Tony Randall (TV's "The Odd Couple," "Gremlins 2: The New Batch") plays eight different characters in the movie, with the help of Academy Award-winning special visual effects and make-up that earned make-up artist William Tuttle a special Honorary Academy Award for his outstanding make-up achievement!

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76 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange, wonderful, uplifting February 4, 2001
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I saw this film over 25 years ago. It made a permanent imprint on me. I had never seen anything like it (and haven't, since). It's a western, and a fantasy (but not science fiction). It's also mythological and even a bit religious. It's also a wonderful, life-affirming film. I've never been a fan of Tony Randall, who I always remember as the prissy little neurotic in "The Odd Couple," but I have to give him the greatest credit in this movie (he plays six parts!) The special effects are Ray Harryhausen stop-motion (and obviously fake) but that is part of the enormous charm of this movie--as exemplified by the amusing-looking snake in the cage with a man's face on it, and the goldfish-bowl-dwelling monster than attempts to snack on Dr. Lao. In some ways this movie reminds me of Ray Bradbury's _Something Wicked This Way Comes,_ but this is a far superior film. In fact, I'd have to call it a classic.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
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Tears well in my eyes and something catches in my throat at every viewing. I helplessly and enthusiastically recommend it to anyone and everyone I care about. I've subjected my summer school classes and my sons to this special treat of the cinema shamelessly wiping away the tears as I watch the magic capture another devotee.
A completely uncommon western. Food for the soul. Lessons for life at all ages. Tony Randall capturing your imagination in a role...roles! as he never did before or since. Barbara Eden early in her film career irrestibly charming. And a kid who will touch you as deeply as Jackie Cooper in The Champ or Shirley Temple ever did. All of this and more delivered by the golden age master of cinematic fantasy, George Pal.
Well, what more could you want? Don't die, never having seen it. The sooner you see it, the sooner you can look forward to seeing it again and sharing it with your friends. YES! YES! YES!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars seven faces of Dr lao July 20, 2002
By Riona
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I saw this film when i was a little girl and it blew me away,
and understanding that there was a cause and effect value to the film,Also that you have to look inside, was pretty insightful for a child to grasp...but
I caught the end of it just recently and now i have discided it is my all time favorite...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best movie we've seen.! April 21, 2000
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While cosmetically, the "Seven Faces" (as our fan club affectionately calls it) is not polished, the film's appearance does not reflect upon the deeper issues revolving around Tony's performance. When one considers Tony's roles, consider his first words - "Excuse please" This is nothing other than brilliant. Tony is simply apologizing for presence as a big star in a small town performance. He is the big goldfish in a small bowl. Even his name is small - it is "low" -not l-OW! as others call him.
Some people don't understand Seven Faces. They think it stinks. They think the acting is horrific and the sets are from a local middle school. They also don't understand the plot (especially the part about the family and the snowman). The humor does fade at times.
!Excuse! They are wrong. Tony is superb. The film shows off his assets very well. He can be Pan, he can be a snake, he can be a woman, he can be Merlin. This is important.
Why was this movie made? We don't know, but we are glad that it was. The dragon is bigger than all of us. Tony is better than all of us. Dr. Lao is older than all of us. Understand? Neither do I! Tony explains, then dances.
In fact, Dr. Lao is a seven ring circus that makes viewers dance. Not only does Dr. Lao save the town he also saves our soul. He captures our imaginations and prevents us from falling into the pitfalls of modern materialism for we ARE the townspeople and we must not sell our lives inorder to promote business!
Tony takes on many roles, as many as it takes to show us our souls and urge us to look deeper than we've looked before. What man is not changed after seeing the despised snowman or the pitiful Merlin who can no longer produce the same magnitude of magic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PLEASE! BECOME PART OF THE CIRCUS OF DR. LAO! December 6, 2000
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"7 Faces of Dr. Lao" has been my all-time favorite film for 20 years. It is the best movie from fantasy/science-fiction film pioneer George Pal (his other wonderful films include "The Time Machine," "Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm," and "War of the Worlds"). The script was written by fantasy-master Charles Beaumont ("Twilight Zone," "Masque of the Red Death") adapted from the cult novel "Circus of Dr. Lao" by Charles Finney. The special effects, while unpolished by today's standards, are done by masters of their art, including the best stop-motion animator ever, Jim Danforth. It is well acted by a great cast: Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connel,and (most of all)Tony Randall in the role(s) of his career.
This is a magical, moving, marvelous one-of-a-kind film, and now that it's on DVD, DON'T MISS IT! You'll want to enter the world of Dr. Lao over and over.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Tony Randall is at his supreme best in this magical movie that leaves you with a feeling of inner peace. It's filled with adventure and wonder and the special effects are amazing. I've loved this movie since I was a child and it remains captivating now for my children. A MUST HAVE for your collection!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great movie.
Published 14 hours ago by Phil Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 Faces of Dr. Lao
This is a classic Family movie on DVD; when I was a young boy during the 1960s, I read the movie review in the Boy Scouts of America Magazine, Boys Life, and went to see the... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Gary W. Phelps
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy this one!
Really like this movie only problem it freezes up half way into it, for a few minutes then clears up!
Published 9 days ago by Charmin1948
5.0 out of 5 stars one of his best performances. Ms
The movie taught a lesson on how to be a "mench" (a human being). It taught me how to treat people the way that I want to be treated. Read more
Published 11 days ago by denise bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for "Dr. Lao"
I have always been a Tony Randall fan and feel he could do no wrong; even if the movie were bad, he was always good. "Dr. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by David Estrella
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Lots of fun - total escapism....... Randall was pretty good in all these parts - he sure could switch from one accent to another in a heartbeat!
Published 1 month ago by sr
5.0 out of 5 stars this movie is very good there are things you can learn
i watched this movie before so i bought this because there may no come back on tv thanks thomas a. this movie is very good there are things you can learn too
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!
Published 1 month ago by T. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PRICE AND DELIVERY
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