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This pre code movie, shocking for it's time, still pushes the edge of filmmaking with it's riveting tale of love and betrayal between a normal circus performer and the wealthy carnival midget whom she marries for money and then betrays.]]>
A pre-code Hollywood classic. Many might find this film disturbing at certain levels, but this film explores a community shunned and exploited by society. Read morePublished 17 days ago by D. Bourgeau
I love this movie, however I ordered off of this particular link and did not just receive the movie "Freaks". I received a compilation DVD with 4 different films on it. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Danielle Murry
One reviewer had referred to the film as creepy or some such thing, but I wasn't at all spooked by it. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic movie and a cult classic. The picture and sound are excellent considering this was pieced together over 30 years from multiple film sources. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Chemist
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|How can you classify exploitation as "classic"||
Those poor unfortunate souls made a lot of money being "exploited" and I am sure they laughed all the way to the bank. If you think the film is exploitative then you didn't watch the same film as me.
Apr 22, 2010 by Chris W. | See all 4 posts
|wasn't the orignal longer?||
About 26 minutes of footage was chopped out by MGM after previews. Unfortunately, no one in 1932 anticipated the age of DVD extras or TCM, so the cut footage was not preserved. The original script still exists, and there are a couple of web sites that describe the missing footage.
Some of the... Read More
Dec 25, 2013 by Eric Perlin | See all 3 posts