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.
Freddie Jones and Lesley Dunlop later starred in the British soap opera Emmerdale (1972) as Sandy Thomas and Brenda Walker.
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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