Faust and Marguerite (1904)
Original title: Faust et Marguerite
(Alternative) La Damnation du Docteur Faust
(Original) Faust et Marguerite
(Country Spesific) Faust
(USA, 1905) Kleine Optical Company
CategoriesAngels Based on Play Black and White Church Drama Duel Fantasy Gothic Heaven Hell Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Pact with the Devil Proposal Short Silent Film Soul Temptation The Devil Tragedy Vision DramaFantasyShortAngels, Based on Play, Black and White, Church, Duel, Gothic, Heaven, Hell, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Pact with the Devil, Proposal, Silent Film, Soul, Temptation, The Devil, Tragedy, Vision
Old and burdened Faust sells his soul to the Devil for the exchange of youth and pleasures. He seduces Marguerite and is finally condemned to hell. The film ends where "The Damnation of Faust"(1903) begins. This film seems to contain the bulk of the original story, although several scenes are missing, and is based on the opera by Charles Gounod. The film was advertised as "A New and Magnificent Cinematographic Opera in 20 Motion Tableaux." and is numbered 562-574 in the Star-Film catalog.
This tells the story of Faust more or less relatable, and in full, even if parts of this film is missing. This is my favorite rendition of the early Faust movies in the 1890's and early 1900. It starts off with Faust being tempted by the Devil to exchange his soul for the vision of Marguerite, and from there to a proposal, Mephistopheles following every step in order to collect his due, and then in the end the death of both. Even a duel! Very shortly told, but I find the scenes here well thought of and the storyline possible to follow.