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    The Elephant Man (film)

    PG1980 · Drama · 2h 5m
  1. Oct 10, 1980 · A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication. Director David Lynch Writers Christopher De Vore (screenplay) Eric Bergren (screenplay) David Lynch (screenplay) Stars

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  2. In 1884, he contacted a showman named Sam Torr and proposed that Torr should exhibit him. Torr arranged for a group of men to manage Merrick, whom they named "the Elephant Man". After touring the East Midlands, Merrick travelled to London to be exhibited in a penny gaff shop rented by showman Tom Norman.

    • Artist
    • 1884–1885
    • The Elephant Man, John Merrick
    • Physical deformities due to suspected Proteus syndrome
  3. In many regards, The Elephant Man drives home the human factor of morality tales Beauty & the Beast and The Hunchback of Notre Dame better than these adaptations themselves. Certainly, the fact...

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  4. Joseph Merrick, in full Joseph Carey Merrick, also called the Elephant Man, (born August 5, 1862, Leicester, Leicestershire, England—died April 11, 1890, London ), disfigured man who, after a brief career as a professional “freak,” became a patient of London Hospital from 1886 until his death.

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  5. The Elephant Man is a 1980 British-American biographical drama film about Joseph Merrick (John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in late 19th-century London.

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