Revenge , like most texts, is a very big role in this text. After the physician deceives Death time and time again, Death gets very angry and decides to take revenge. When he is about to light a new candle for his godson, he instead snuffs out his current one, causing the physician to die instantly.  This is a unique kind of revenge though. Death doesn't just kill his Godson; he first deceives the physician by making him think he is going to get more life. This is possibly a form of payback on top of killing him because the physician deceived Death.
This is a fascinating, lengthy chat about two of the greatest films ever made, and that so many principal actors involved were able to take part in the discussion makes it pretty terrific. So many classic films take time to find their footing in the annals of cinema history, so it’s great that we now have those that made these films on record reflecting candidly on their road to cinema glory. One imagines this is a discussion that’ll be watched and enjoyed for years to come.
Yes, I heard from a friend who works there that a number of the baptism hit scenes were filmed in the St. Regis, including Moe Greene’s—which is supposed to be in Vegas!