Main title from The Elephant Man (1980) (5)

The Elephant Man

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| Film | | USA | B&W | Biography, Drama | 2h 4min |
AA
Stars: John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud | Director: David Lynch

In 1884 London, a penniless man deformed by a rare illness is rescued by a doctor from a fairground freak show, and becomes a member of fashionable society

I am not an animal! I am a human being! I… am… a man!

Reviews (1)

A curious story that happens to be true; the film sets its scene superbly, has splendid performances and fascinating make-up. Yet it fails to move quite as it should, perhaps because the central figure is treated as a horrific come-on, like the hunchback of Notre Dame. (Halliwell’s)

Cast (24)

John Hurt
John Merrick
Anne Bancroft
Mrs Kendal
British actor, John Gielgud, a GB star
Carr Gomm
British actress Wendy Hiller in a photograph from Carol Reed’s 1951 film, Outcast of the Islands
Mothershead
Freddie Jones
Bytes
Michael Elphick
Night Porter
Hannah Gordon
Mrs Treves
Helen Ryan
Princess Alex
John Standing
Fox
Dexter Fletcher
Bytes’ Boy
Lesley Dunlop
Nora
Phoebe Nicholls
Merrick’s Mother
Pat Gorman
Fairground Bobby
Claire Davenport
Fat Lady
Orla Pederson
Skeleton Man
Patsy Smart
Distraught Woman
Frederick Treves
Alderman
Stromboli
Fire Eater
Richard Hunter
Hodges
James Cormack
Pierce
Robert Lewis Bush
Messenger
Roy Evans
Cabman
Joan Rhodes
Cook
Nula Conwell
Nurse Kathleen
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Director

David Lynch

Producer

Jonathan Sanger

Writer

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Production company

Brooksfilms
 

Pictures (1)

Main title from The Elephant Man (1980) (5)
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