Faust and Marguerite (1904)

aka Faust et Marguerite
Article 2546 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 3-25-2008
Posting Date: 8-1-2008
Directed by Georges Melies
Cast unknown
Country: France

Faust is restored to youth by Mephistopheles and attempts to court Marguerite.

For those who enjoy the hellish antics in FAUST AUX ENFERS and wonder how Faust got himself into that position, here is the prequel. The Melies set claims this is a fragment, though it’s difficult to tell what’s missing. It’s a straightforward rendition of the story, and it also features narration, which is good, because it would have been difficult to figure out if you weren’t familiar with the story already. This is an interesting take on the Faust story, but I still prefer the terrifying ladies and their mops in FAUST AUX ENFERS.



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