Tod Browning’s Freaks has come a long way since its disastrous premiere in 1932. The drama, in which Browning (Dracula) cast people with real deformities to play circus sideshow “freaks,” opened to horrified audiences and critics alike. It was banned in Britain for 30 years and effectively put an end to Browning’s directing career. How times have changed: In 1994, the movie was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry. Watch what remains of it (extensive cuts were made and are now lost) free of charge by clicking here.
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