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FREAKS


Year: 1932
UK: BFI Collections
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Rose Dione, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Schlitze, Josephine Joseph, Johnny Eck, Frances O'Connor, Peter Robinson, Olga Roderick, Koo Koo, Randion, Martha Morris, Zip, Pip, Elizabeth Green, Angela Rossitto, Edward Brophy, Matt McHugh
Director: Tod Browning
Country: USA
UK: 63 mins
UK Certificate: 12 contains theme of disability and some horror
UK Release Date: 27 September 2002 (Limited Release - London)

Synopsis

Hans (Harry Earles), a circus midget, falls in love with Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova), a beautiful trapeze artist, who in turn loves Hercules (Henry Victor), the strong man. Learning that Hans is to inherit a fortune, Cleopatra decides to marry him and slowly poison him so as to be free for Hercules. Hans's previous lady friend, Frieda (Daisy Earles), and the other circus freaks realise that Hans has been betrayed, and take a terrible joint revenge.










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