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Edgar Allan Woolf, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates View All


Tod Browning (Director) View All

Released: Feb. 20th, 1932
Runtime: 1 hour, 4 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
I've seen this film several times, on the big screen, on commercial TV, cable TV, and now on DVD.
Though there are a few different plots featured in this film, there's one that takes precedence above all others - that of Hans and Cleopatra. Hans is a little person who has recently received a considerable inheritance.
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....