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Harry Earles, Olga Baclanova, Daisy Earles, Henry Victor View All


Tod Browning (Director), Willis Goldbeck (Screenplay), Leon Gordon (Screenplay), Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins (Story) View All

Release: Feb. 12th, 1932
Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes
A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.
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mark f
(Actually it's not that strange for all of you who watch a movie over and over; it seemed to shapeshift, transform and become more normal.) I started thinking that the "Freaks" were actually the more physically-"normal", hateful characters, while those with physical disabilities were more human and ....
As befitting the title, much of the film's plot has to do with the people who work in the circus's freak show, which includes little people, "pinheads", a bearded lady, conjoined twins...you get the idea.
Not only was Freaks poorly received, panned by critics and banned cross-country for being absolutely disgusting and downright sickening to look at, but the career of the prior 'Dracula' director also fell completely apart, because of his reputation for ruining cinema with that foul freak show of a f....