When the London surgeon Frederick Treves meets the freak-show performer John Merrick, who has severe skeletal and soft tissue deformities, he assumes that he must be intellectually disabled as well. As the two men spend more time together, though, Merrick reveals the intelligence, gentle nature, and profound sense of dignity that lie beneath his shocking appearance, and he and Treves develop a friendship.
Criterion collection ; 1051
Criterion collection ; 1051 DVD.
Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890 -- Fiction.
Neurofibromatosis -- Biography -- Fiction.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Gielgud, John, 1904-2000, actor.
Hiller, Wendy, 1912-2003, actor.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- actor.
Hurt, John, 1940-2017, actor.
Lynch, David, 1946- film director.