In 1947 England, a plastic surgeon must beat a hasty retreat to France when one of his patients has ghastly problems with her surgery. Once there, he operates on a circus owner's daughter, deformed by bombs from the war. Later he becomes the owner of the circus, and continues transforming disfigured women into the beautiful stars of his show. The police and a nosy reporter (as well as Scotland Yard) become interested when the women who want out of the circus begin dying in freak accidents, and they begin suspecting the good doctor is responsible.
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Spectacular Towering Terror! One man's lust...made men into beasts, stripped women of their souls!
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Did You Know?
The circus where much of the action was filmed belonged to Billy Smart
. The boards on the ringside seats, which are in front of the perimeter track and the ring-fence have Billy Smart's initials (BS) on them. Presumably this why Anton Diffring
's character has the same initials in order to save the expense of replacing the boards with either nothing on them or have fresh ones made with different letters should Differing have plaid a character with another name. See more
When Shuler is attacked by the gorilla, it clearly shows the gorilla's claw mauling the left side of Shuler's face. Later, only the right side of Shuler's face show any signs of the attack.
This is not true. The only time (1:21:51) where we see the Right face scarred is when he is looking at itself in a double mirror. All the other shots of Schuler have the scars on the left cheek. All of the previous goof detail is false. What could be added. This is false, false. That's all. How long should the explanation be. We always see the scars on the correct place, except in this mirror. Should I write a novel to fill the longer explanation ? See more
Evelyn Morley Finsbury
[looking at her horribly disfigured face after Rossiter's bungled plastic surgery, she screams and laughs hysterically
Rossiter! aagh Rossiter hahaha R-o-s-s-i-t-e-r!
A shot of the thrown knife hitting Magda in the neck was filmed but cut by the distributors in post-production upon BBFC request. Despite the film's brutal theme the only UK censor cuts to the finished print was the removal of visible topless female nudity during two of the sideshow scenes. This footage has never resurfaced in any print of the film and may no longer exist. See more
Look For a Star
Written by Tony Hatch
(as Mark Anthony)
Sung by Garry Mills See more