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The Show (1927)

Passed  -  Drama  -  22 January 1927 (USA)
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Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder.

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Performers in a Budapest sideshow encounter love, greed, and murder.

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22 January 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El palacio de las maravillas  »

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Edward Connelly suffered "from badly inflamed eyes and a mild case of klieg eyes", prior to shooting his scenes looking into the studio lights.It took several days to recover. See more »

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Salome: You keep away from him!
Salome: Youre hired as freaks... not vampires!
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Very Good
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Show, The (1927)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Rare and nearly forgotten film from Tod Browning that would play a major influence on his film Freaks. Set inside a Budapest carnival, a love triangle develops between a handsome actor (John Gilbert), a crazy Greek (Lionel Barrymore) and the woman (Renee Adoree) they both love. Browning's direction is top notch here and I might go as far to say this is the best directing I've seen from him. As usual with his silent pictures, the mood and atmosphere is very rich and thick. The meanness and weirdness of the characters and story leaps right off the screen with some very memorable scenes including a decapitation. There's a scene on the stage where Barrymore plots to kill Gilbert that is highly intense and perfectly staged. The three leads are all terrific and the inside jokes about Gilbert's good looks are funny as well. "Freaks" like the Human Spider, the Half Woman and a mermaid also make an appearance.


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