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Freaks

5

Radically featuring a large cast of actors with real physical deformities, Freaks was marketed with the tasteful tagline, `Can A Full-Grown Woman Truly Love A MIDGET?' The answer is no, as a beautiful but glacial trapeze artist (Olga Baclanova) marries a midget circus-owner (Harry Earles), in order to inherit his fortune. Trouble comes when the `freaks' find out... Director Tod Browning made Dracula but this is his masterwork: a dark but compassionate assault upon the idolatry of beauty.

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  • 12
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 1st 2005
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