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The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Alan Alda's character is a music journalist whose career as a piano player came to an end when his debut concert received undeservedly scathing reviews.

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Cast

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Myles Clarkson
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Paula Clarkson
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Roxanne Delancey
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Bill Delancey (as Brad Dillman)
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Dr. Roger West
Kathleen Widdoes ...
Maggie West
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Abby Clarkson
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Duncan Mowbray Ely (as Curt Jurgens)
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Agency Chief
Gregory Morton ...
Conductor
Janee Michelle ...
Agency Chief's Girlfriend
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Woman Writer
Khigh Dhiegh ...
Zanc Theun
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Bennett
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Raymont
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Storyline

Alan Alda plays a classical piano player on the rise who befriends a famous player himself who's at death's door. Unknown to Alda, the guy is a satanist, who arranges to have their souls switch places at his death, so that he can be young again and continue to play piano (thus needing a skilled piano player like Alda to switch bodies with). Written by Humberto Amador

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The Devil Calls The Tune See more »


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28 June 1971 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Satan, mon amour  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The mask worn by the black dog is that of William Shatner, the same style mask worn by Michael Myers in the original Halloween (1978). See more »

Quotes

[Myles is going to light a cigarette]
Duncan Ely: Oh, throw that disgusting cylinder away!
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Connections

Featured in Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Mephisto Waltz
Written by Franz Liszt
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Music and Devil
30 June 2004 | by (Bucharest, Romania) – See all my reviews

This 1971 movie is definitely worth seeing, at least for a melancholically superb Jacqueline Bisset (at the same time, the other main character, Alan Alda, offers a lousy and histrionic performance). Even if it may seem obsolete, the movie still gives one chills down the spine at some moments, and the end is maybe a recognition of the fact that Evil is always more tempting than the Good. All in all, the old Faustian theme is well depicted in this movie, with some interesting arabesques (but why do the Satan worshipers speak a terrible French in their rituals - that I do not know, a superb score (naturally, since it is about the world of pianists and music) and some subtle meditations about the condition of the artist today and always. 7/10


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