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Directed by F. W. Murnau
Produced by Erich Pommer
Written by Hans Kyser
Starring Gösta Ekman
Emil Jannings
Camilla Horn
Wilhelm Dieterle
Frida Richard
Yvette Guilbert
Music by Werner Richard Heymann (in the premiere)
William Axt
(US, uncredited)
Cinematography Carl Hoffman
Distributed by UFA (Germany)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (USA)
Release date(s) 14 September 1926 (1926-09-14) (Austria)
5 December 1926 (1926-12-05) (US)
Running time 106 minutes
Country Weimar Republic
Language Silent film
German intertitles
Budget 2 million marks

Faust is a 1926 German silent movie. It was directed by F. W. Murnau. It stars Gösta Ekman as Faust, Emil Jannings as Mephisto, and Camilla Horn as Gretchen. The story is about an old man who sells his soul to the devil. In return he becomes young again. The movie uses both traditional tales of Faust and Goethe's play. The movie was difficult and expensive to make. Faust was Murnau's last German movie. He moved to the United States to direct Sunrise. The "Bald Mountain" scene in the movie inspired the "Night on Bald Mountain" segment in Walt Disney's Fantasia.

  • Eisner, Lotte H. 1973. Murnau. University of California Press. ISBN: 978-0520024250.
  • Faust at the Arts & Faith Top100 Spiritually Significant Films list
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