Released: March 18, 1964
7 FACES OF DR. LAO
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / 100 minutes / Directed by: George Pal
A Chinese man (well OK, Tony Randall made up to look like a Chinese man) brings his mysterious circus in a western town that is suffering from a drought, and in his own special way helps the townspeople who are about to be swindled by a businessman taking advantage of the situation as he knows the railroad is coming through the area in the near future.
Tony Randall plays 7 different roles (hence, the 7 faces) and the movie features great stop-motion effects work. Yes, the idea of Tony Randall’s Chinese portrayal might be uncomfortable for modern audiences, but it’s still an enjoyable movie.