- Behind-the-Scenes Documentary: William Tuttle: King Of The Duplicators
- Notes on Tony Randall & George Pal
- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles: English, French
- Rated: Unrated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 3, 2000
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Dual Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Mono - English
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: WILLIAM TUTTLE: KING OF THE DUPLICATORS
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- George Pal - Director
- Tony Randall - Star
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Academy Awards 1963 -
Description by OLDIES.com:
Which face will the wily Doctor reveal to you?
The mysterious traveling circus of Dr. Lao has come to the dusty Arizona town of Abalone. Everyone turns out for the magical event. None of them realize the circus they're attending is in their own minds.
The greed, vanity and pettiness of Abalone's citizenry gets an unexpected makeover, thanks to the life-altering showmanship of the venerable (7,322 years young in October!) Chinese impresario Lao. George Pal guides this beloved, imaginative fable which received an honorary Oscar for the makeup wizardry of William Tuttle. And "in what may be the finest performance in a fantasy film" (Danny Peary, Guide For The Film Fanatic), Tony Randall plays Lao and his multitude of faces. Step inside the tent...and marvel!
In one of the finest performances of his career, Tony Randall plays the part of a mysterious Chinese doctor named Lao who rides into a small western town with his circus and changes the lives of all who come to see it. Lao assumes many disguises, some so extraordinary that Mr. Randall is completely unrecognizable.
A mysterious travelling circus, led by the odd Dr. Lao, arrives in a small dusty town. Dr. Lao is endowed with magical powers, and his troupe is populated with such mythical characters as Merlin, Pan, Medusa and even the Abominable Snowman. Together, Lao and his performers use their unique abilities to help the townspeople gain clearer outlooks on who they are -- and in the process change their lives forever.
- Color by Metrocolor.
- Additional cast: Kevin Tate (Mike Benedict); Eddie Little Sky (George E. George); Frank Kreig (Mr. Peter Ramsey); Dale McKennon (Lean Cowboy).
- Additional credits: Al Shenberg (assistant director).