The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man


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A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.

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2h 4min

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Anthony Hopkins
Dr. Frederick Treves
John Hurt
John Merrick
Anne Bancroft
Mrs. Kendal
Wendy Hiller
Michael Elphick
Night Porter
Hannah Gordon
Mrs. Anne Treves
Helen Ryan
Princess Alex
Phoebe Nicholls
Merrick's Mother
Pat Gorman
Fairground Bobby
Kenny Baker
Plumed Dwarf
Orla Pederson
Skeleton Man
Patsy Smart
Distraught Woman
Kathleen Byron
Lady Waddington
Nula Conwell
Nurse Kathleen
Tony London
Young Porter
Bernadette Milnes
1st Fighting Woman
Dennis Burgess
1st Committee Man
Fanny Carby
Mrs. Kendal's Dresser
Gerald Case
Lord Waddington
David Ryall
Man With Whores
Lesley Scoble
Siamese Twin
Eiji Kusuhara
Japanese Bleeder
Patricia Hodge
Screaming Mum
Tommy Wright
First Bobby
Peter Davidson
Second Bobby
John Rapley
King In Panto
Lydia Lisle
Merrick's Mother
Eric Bergren
Lyra Box Player #1 (uncredited)
Christopher De Vore
Lyra Box Player #2 (uncredited)
Harry Fielder
Policeman (uncredited)
David Lynch
Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick
Ralph Morse
Young aristocrat (uncredited)
Fred Wood
Injured Man (uncredited)
Fire Eater
Brenda Kempner
2nd Fighting Woman
Teri Scoble
Siamese Twin
Robert Day
Little Jim
Hugh Spight
Puss In Panto
Teresa Codling
Princess In Panto
Victor Kravchenko
Lion / Coachman
Jack Armstrong
Man at Lecture (uncredited)
Adam Caine
Kid at Train Station (uncredited)
Tony Clarkin
Thug from Pub (uncredited)
Dave Cooper
Man in crowd (uncredited)
Chick Fowles
Man in Pub (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley
Committee Member (uncredited)
Jay McGrath
Man at Lecture (uncredited)
Henry Roberts
Man at Lecture (uncredited)
Kevin Schumm
Kid at Train Station #2 (uncredited)
Ian Selby
Courtier (uncredited)
Guy Standeven
Committee Member (uncredited)
Reg Thomason
Lecture Assistant (uncredited)