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The Elephant Man (1982)

A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.


Jack Hofsiss


Steve Lawson (adaptation), Bernard Pomerance (play)
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Anglim ... John Merrick
Kevin Conway ... Frederick Treves
Penny Fuller ... Mrs. Kendal
Richard Clarke Richard Clarke ... Carr Gomm
Glenn Close ... Princess Alexandra
Jarlath Conroy Jarlath Conroy ... Will
Rex Everhart ... Snork
Christopher Hewett ... Ross
William Hutt William Hutt ... Bishop How
Charlotte Moore ... Miss Sandwich
Josephine Nichols Josephine Nichols ... Countess
David Rounds David Rounds ... Lord John
Veronica Castang Veronica Castang ... Pinhead
William Duff-Griffin William Duff-Griffin ... Conductor
Joe Grifasi ... Pinhead Manager


A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.

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Release Date:

4 January 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ABC Theatre of the Month: The Elephant Man See more »

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Production Co:

Marble Arch Productions See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "The Elephant Man" by Bernard Pomerance opened at the Booth Theater in New York on April 19, 1979, ran for 916 performances and won the 1979 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway and Richard Clarke repeated their stage roles in the movie version. See more »


Version of The Elephant Man (1980) See more »

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See the 1980 movie.
5 May 2001 | by Tom MurraySee all my reviews

Having seen the 1980 film of the same name. I found this version to be a great disappointment. This taping of a stage play did not reach my emotions as did the 1980 black and white movie version, starring John Hurt and Anthony Hopkins, which I ranked 10 out of 10 (a rare occurrence for me). I have submitted a brief review of that one also.

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