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Film / The Mephisto Waltz

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A 1971 occult horror film directed by Paul Wendkos, starring Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, and Curd Jürgens.

Myles Clarkson (Alda) is a journalist/former musician who gets a chance to interview a famous pianist about to leave this mortal coil, Duncan Ely (Jurgens). But, Ely's a Satanist who'd very much like to be young and tinkling the ivories again. He also has a very unhealthy relationship with his daughter Roxanne (Parkins). Mr. Ely plans to make Myles a victim of Grand Theft Me when Ely's kicked it. But Myles's wife Paula (Bisset) is not going to give her up her man without a fight...


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  • Death of a Child: Myles and Paula's daughter Abby doesn't get out the movie alive as part of Paula's deal with Satan.
  • Driven to Suicide: A subversion. Paula's corpse is her body, but Paula's possessed Roxanne...


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