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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.
Spectacular Towering Terror! One man's lust...made men into beasts, stripped women of their souls!
Title: Circus Of Horrors
Release Date: August 31, 1960
Runtime: 92 mins
All Genres: Horror, Drama
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Buried.com Rating: 7.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: Approved
Anton Diffring ...Dr. Schuler
Erika Remberg ...Elissa Caro
yvonne Monlaur ...Nicole Vanet
Donald Pleasence ...Vanet
Jane Hylton ...Angela
Kenneth Griffith ...Martin
Conrad Phillips ...Insp. Arthur Ames
Jack Gwillim ...Supt. Andrews
Vanda Hudson ...Magda von Meck
yvonne Romain ...Melina
Colette Wilde ...Evelyn Morley Finsbury
William Mervyn ...Doctor Morley
John Merivale ...Edward Finsbury
Peter Swanwick ...German Police Inspector Knopf
Carla Challoner ...Nicole (as a Child)
Kenny Baker ...Dwarf
Jack Carson ...Chief Eagle Eye
Chris Christian ...Ringmaster
Sasha Coco ...Luis
Walter Gotell ...Baron Von Gruber
Fred Haggerty ...Second Roustabout
Glyn Houston ...Carnival Barker
Kenneth J. Warren ...First Roustabout
Malcolm Watson ...Murdered Frenchman
Samuel Z. Arkoff
"Look For A Star"
"The Liberty Bell"
"The Washington Post"
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- Spectacular Towering Terror! One man's lust...made men into beasts, stripped women of their souls!
- For ever stranger thrills...he turned the greatest show on earth into a...
- [regarding the circus' new recruit] Angela: She's a thief! A murderess! Dr. Rossiter, alias Dr. Bernard Schueler: And a prostitute. Please, don't deny her her most important accomplishment.
Insp. Arthur Ames: I must congratulate you on your circus of beauty. I've never seen such physical perfection in men and women.
Supt. Andrews: Williams, put the kettle on and bring in a file named Rossiter.
Dr. Rossiter, alias Dr. Bernard Schueler: Quick, get her to a doctor. And send the clowns in.
Dr. Rossiter, alias Dr. Bernard Schueler: Your face.. Nicole Vanet: I know it's as ugly as sin but the body's ok so I make out. Dr. Rossiter, alias Dr. Bernard Schueler: You can be beautiful if you would trust me. Nicole Vanet: Trust you, a perfect stranger.
- The song "Look for a Star", used throughout the film during the circus sequences, became a hit pop recording in Great Britain and the United States. It was written by the young Tony Hatch under his regular pseudonym of Mark Anthony.
The footage of the trapeze act featured in the film (complete with inter-cuts of audience reaction) is identical to that in 'John Moxey''s 'Circus of Fear (1966)'
The circus used in this movie was that of Billy Smartís Circus, one of the three big tenting circuses in the United Kingdom at the time of filming. The external scenes were filmed on Clapham Common.
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