Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA, 1964. George Pal Productions. Screenplay by Charles Beaumont, based on the novel The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney. Cinematography by Robert J. Bronner. Produced by George Pal. Music by Leigh Harline. Production Design by George W. Davis, Gabriel Scognamillo. Costume Design by Robert Fuca. Film Editing by George Tomasini.
Cute family film stars Tony Randall in a multitude of roles that are brought to life through his gifted performance and William Tuttle’s excellent makeup. A quiet, peaceful turn-of-the-century town has its residents awoken to their true passions when a traveling circus show arrives and gives them spectacles as they’ve never seen before. Hearts are broken, hopes are given and love affairs resolved, all thanks to the various people in the circus–who are really one person with seven faces! Great stuff for the whole family to enjoy, especially the kids.
Academy Award: Honorary Award for Makeup Achievement
Nomination: Best Special Visual Effects