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Faust (1926 movie)

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Directed byF. W. Murnau
Written byHans Kyser
Produced byErich Pommer
StarringGösta Ekman
Emil Jannings
Camilla Horn
Wilhelm Dieterle
Frida Richard
Yvette Guilbert
CinematographyCarl Hoffman
Music byWerner Richard Heymann (in the premiere)
William Axt (US, uncredited)
Distributed byUFA (Germany)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (USA)
Release dates
  • 14 September 1926 (1926-09-14) (Austria)
  • 5 December 1926 (1926-12-05) (US)
Running time
106 minutes
CountryWeimar Republic
LanguagesSilent film
German intertitles
Budget2 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.

References[change | change source]

  • Eisner, Lotte H. 1973. Murnau. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520024250.

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