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The Magus Details


In Guy Green's adaptation of John Fowles's acclaimed second novel, Michael Caine plays Nicholas Urfe, an English schoolteacher evading serious romantic commitment with stewardess Anne (Godard muse Anna Karina). As a last resort, Urfe escapes the clutches of his paramour by accepting a professorship on the Greek island of Phraxos, and, upon arrival, promptly discovers that his predecessor committed suicide. Via a clue left behind in the room of the deceased, Urfe soon encounters Conchis (Anthony Quinn), an impresario/psychic/black magician/filmmaker who may have been responsible for the former professor's death, and who twists Urfe's mind and perceptions, while subtly leading the young man down the path to higher consciousness. Urfe also discovers the radiant Lily (Candice Bergen), a Diana-like figure (and possibly a literal goddess incarnation), with whom he becomes instantly smitten - and who just happens to be Conchis's lover. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi


Michael Caine
as Nicholas
Anthony Quinn
as Conchis
Candice Bergen
as Lily
Anna Karina
as Anne
Paul Stassino
as Mell
Julian Glover
as Anton
Takis Emmanuel
as Kapetan
Daniele Noel
as Soula
Ethel Farrugia
as Maria
George Kafkaris
as 2nd Partisan
Anthony Newlands
as Party Host
Stack Constantino
as 3rd Partisan
Corin Redgrave
as Capt. Wimmel
Andrea Malandrinos
as Goathead
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Young Conchis
George Pastell
as Priest
Jerome Willis
as "False" German Officer
George Pastell
as Priest
Roger Lloyd Pack
as Young Conchis
Andrea Malandrinos
as Goathead


Guy Green
John Kohn
Jud Kinberg
Johnny Dankworth
Composer (Music Score)
Johnny Dankworth
Musical Direction/Supervision
Max Benedict
Don Ashton
Production Designer
William Hutchinson
Art Director
Anthony Mendleson
Costume Designer
Hugh Strain
Sound/Sound Designer
David Tringham
First Assistant Director