Join Vincent and Tangella as they watch “The Mephisto Waltz” from 1971 starring Jacqueline Bisset and Alan Alda.
"The Mephisto Waltz" is a supernatural horror film released in 1971. Directed by Paul Wendkos, the movie is based on the novel of the same name by Fred Mustard Stewart. It stars Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Parkins, and Curt Jurgens in the lead roles.
The story revolves around Myles Clarkson (played by Alan Alda), a talented pianist and music journalist. One day, Myles interviews the famous concert pianist Duncan Ely (played by Curt Jurgens) and his beautiful wife, Roxanne Delancey (played by Jacqueline Bisset). Myles becomes infatuated with Roxanne, and an affair ensues between them.
However, Myles soon discovers that there is more to Duncan and Roxanne than meets the eye. Duncan is a practitioner of black magic and has made a pact with the devil. As part of this arrangement, Duncan's soul is possessed by a deceased pianist named Mephistopheles. Duncan's ultimate goal is to exchange bodies with Myles, as he desires Myles' young and healthy body to continue his wicked existence.
As the story progresses, Myles becomes entangled in a web of occult rituals and sinister manipulations. He must uncover the truth about Duncan's intentions and find a way to save himself and those he cares about from the clutches of evil.
"The Mephisto Waltz" is a dark and suspenseful film that delves into themes of obsession, deceit, and the consequences of making deals with the devil. It combines elements of supernatural horror with psychological suspense, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.
Alan Alda as Myles Clarkson
Jacqueline Bisset as Roxanne Delancey
Barbara Parkins as Paula Clarkson
Curt Jurgens as Duncan Ely/Mephistopheles
Bradford Dillman as Bill Delancey
William Windom as Dr. Lionel Barrett
Kathleen Widdoes as Gertrude
Pamelyn Ferdin as Peggy Ann Snow