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Monday, December 29, 2014

"7 Faces of Dr. Lao" (1964)


God, I loved this movie as a kid (and still do). An odd mix of western, fantasy and allegory...with an acting tour-de-force by...wait for it...Tony Randall. Playing seven(!) roles, among them the titular traveling Chinese circus owner, he teaches various Western townfolk life lessons about themselves...some good, some bad, some scary. With Barbara Eden as the spinster school marm and some wonderful Ray Harryhausen stop-motion SFX (I was always mesmerized by the snake-haired Medusa). 




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