Faust and Marguerite

Director:

E. Porter

Producer:

Edison Mfg. Co.

Year:

1900

Distributor:

Edison Mfg. Co.

Country:

France

Running time:

59"

Genre:

Drama

Format:

Silent, B&W

Availability:

Silent, B&W

Keywords:

Professor, medicine, theology, Magicians, mad professor, Professsor-student relationship, Faust
Summary:
Thomas Edison's version of the Faust legend.
Teaching Notes:
Portrayal of Professors and Scientists
Edison has included all of the thematic elements which would later emerge in countless portrayals of hubris-afflicted professors / mad scientists who betray their knowledge and status for personal gain and evil purposes; including, of course, an inability to keep their hands off younger women.