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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

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Directed by

Tod Browning

Written by

Willis Goldbeck (Screenplay)
Leon Gordon (Screenplay)
Clarence Aaron 'Tod' Robbins (Story Consultant)

Runtime

64 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The love story of a siren, a giant, and a dwarf!

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Keywords

murder infidelity revenge sideshow cult film dwarf clown newlywed disability carnival midget beauty told in flashback midnight movie pre-code bigotry attempted murder freak speech impediment conjoined twins trapeze artist stutterer controversial film deformity midgets armless woman bareback rider legless man poisoned drink pseudo-hermaphrodite bearded lady microcephalics human skeleton

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