Sunday, February 27, 2011

7 Faces Of Dr. Lao

Great artistry for the coloring contest for the movie "7 Faces of Dr. Lao". There were only a few movies that all of us kids (my 3 brothers and I) would sit down together and watch. I can think of three at this moment - 1) Father Goose with Cary Grant , 2) The Bridge On The River Kwai, and 3) 7 Faces of Dr. Lao. Tony Randall is terrific in this movie. From Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide - 7 FACES OF DR. LAO (1964) Directed by George Pal. Starring Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson, Kevin Tate, Argentina Brunetti, Noah Beery, Jr., Minerva Urecal, John Qualen and Lee Patrick. Engaging fantasy of Western town brought to its senses by parables performed by mysterious traveling circus; tour de force for Randall, who plays six roles. William Tuttle won special Oscar for makeup creations. Based on Charles G. Finney's novel, The Circus of Dr. Lao.

If you only know Tony Randall for his comedic work, then you must see this movie - he is so good in the many roles that he plays. It is clear why the makeup artist won an Academy Award for his work in this very strange movie. Also, I have always liked Barbara Eden.

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