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Freaks (1932)

Tod Browning's 1932 cult classic film, which was controversial upon its initial release, that details the lives of circus sideshow freaks.

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  • Jun 24, 2010
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Disturbing, but really good. Well made for its time.
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review by . March 28, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     "Freaks" is one of those films that I interpret in ways that most would not, yet I still adore it as much as the next guy. "Freaks" is known best as a horror film, although I personally see it as more of a touching drama with a good message. It's a masterpiece for sure, and should please horror films in spite of the lack of true horror. The only part in the film that is actually intended to be disturbing is the ending, which frankly, I find to be just plain …
review by . March 31, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
In the early 1930s, Hollywood had discovered the monster movie and the monster movie was all the rage. Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, and many other monsters like them were huge at the box office. At the time, Tod Browning was a hugely successful silent film director who had a major film hit with DRACULA. Browning had been trying for several years to adapt a short story, Tod Robbins' "Spurs", into a feature film with Lon Chaney scheduled to appear. However, it took the success of DRACULA before …
review by . November 10, 2008
Back in vogue after being shunned and even banned at the time of its release, Freaks is a daring look into the lives of unusual circus performers in an era 75 years lost and gone. Having been made in 1932, you won't be seeing any special effects or phenomenal feats, but what you will see is the best collection of freak show performers Hollywood could gather at the time.     The plot is fairly simple. Beautiful trapeze artist Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova) toys with midget Hans (Harry …
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Starring Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates
Directed by Tod Browning
Writer:  Clarence Aaron 'Tod" Robbins

Product Description
Treachery is discovered amongst a traveling circus sideshow. Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 09/13/2005 Starring: Wallace Ford Roscoe Ates Run time: 62 minutes Rating: Nr Director: Tod Browning

Also Known As: Forbidden Love (USA) (informal title)
Nature's Mistakes (USA) (informal title)
The Monster Show
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Director: Tod Browning
Genre: Classics, Drama, Horror, Romance
Release Date: February 20, 1932
MPAA Rating: Unrated
DVD Release Date: August 10, 2004
Runtime: 64minutes
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Warner Bros. Pictures
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