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Freaks (1932) Movie Information

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Drama, Horror






Tod Browning


Wallace Ford
Leila Hyams
Olga Baclanova
Roscoe Ates
Henry Victor
Harry Earles





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A beautiful "big" woman marries a handsome "little" man. But, when money gets in the way things start to go wrong. -- Gabe

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mitchellyoung 05/21/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This unique film's best moments are when it focuses on the "family" that the circus performers have become and gives what others might view as "freaks" their own opportunity to be original characters. When the movies focuses on the characters' deformities, it does feel exploitive, but the film does drive home a chilling and fascinating conclusion.

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Gabe 02/04/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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if you can get past the first 15 mins. or so, it's a surprisingly decent film of love and revenge. Browning does a good job at showing the family side of the circus sideshow acts. A few less characters could've made this a more sound film, some of the "freaks" are seen and maybe even heard from but we know little about them. Character development surely wasn't part of the plan. Decent, but not great.

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sapien 12/31/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Eventhough this movie is about sideshow acts in the 1930's, it is not exploitative, but rather charming, charismatic, and genuine. I really enjoyed it. Although, it IS a Tod Browning movie, so ya kinda have to enjoy it. He didn't make many bad movies.

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kzeiger 01/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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wow. i had wanted to see this movie for a while and i'm glad i finally did. it's one of my favorites, a truly timeless and poignant film that still relates to our culture today. freaks is an amazingly moving film. Frieda really stole the movie for me and I was so entertained and moved by this story. Check it out if you want to watch something older, and a little strange. it's a movie with a kind of twist. a little suspense, love, heartbreak, betrayal, and goes above and beyond my expectations.

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04/21/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Reclusive, and eccentric director Tod Browning is known by the most-inner circle of old horror film fans as the director of such cult classics as Mark of the Vampire, The Unholy Three, The Unknown, and London After Midnight (the infamous lost Lon Chaney film). But it is without question he is best known to the world as the director of one of the top 20 most iconic films in history, Dracula, as well as the film in question, that of which is Freaks. - Possibly even more for Freaks. Dracula is much more recognized, but he didn't put much effort in it, and Lugosi is discussed much more than any one else. In Freaks Tod Browning is almost considered the star. - I'm not going to go much into the history of the making of the film or the history of the people involved. If I did I'm sure it would ...

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