Faust (1926 movie)
|Directed by||F. W. Murnau|
|Produced by||Erich Pommer|
|Written by||Hans Kyser|
|Music by||Werner Richard Heymann (in the premiere)
William Axt (US, uncredited)
|Distributed by||UFA (Germany)
|Release date(s)||14 September 1926(Austria)
5 December 1926 (US)
|Running time||106 minutes|
|Budget||2 million marks|
Faust is a 1926 German silent movie. It was directed by F. W. Murnau. It stars Gösta Ekman as Faust, Emil Jannings as Mephisto, and Camilla Horn as Gretchen. The story is about an old man who sells his soul to the devil. In return he becomes young again. The movie uses both traditional tales of Faust and Goethe's play. The movie was difficult and expensive to make. Faust was Murnau's last German movie. He moved to the United States to direct Sunrise. The "Bald Mountain" scene in the movie inspired the "Night on Bald Mountain" segment in Walt Disney's Fantasia.
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- Eisner, Lotte H. 1973. Murnau. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520024250.