PG | | Biography, Drama
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.
Joseph Merrick was a very intelligent and well-read gentleman. He loved to read and acted out scenes from pantomimes that he was taken to see. He often ended his correspondence to well wishers by quoting an Isaac Watts verse: "Tis true my form ... ...
Get rid of them! I don't want to see them!
Fat Lady: Darling, don't be difficult! Let's take our sweet lovely children on an outing.
When we see an image of smoking pipe stacks, it's obviously stock footage because it's much grainier then the rest of the film.
Closing disclaimer: This has been based upon the true life story of John Merrick, known as The Elephant Man, and not upon the Broadway play of the same title or any other fictional account.
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