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.
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Spectacular Towering Terror! One man's lust...made men into beasts, stripped women of their souls!
See more »
Did You Know?
When Magda meets her fate, close shots from behind show the wheel still spinning, with her on it, intercut with a distant shot showing people crowding around the wheel which is static. See more
[regarding the circus' new recruit
She's a thief! A murderess!
Dr. Rossiter, alias Dr. Bernard Schueler
And a prostitute. Please, don't deny her her most important accomplishment.
A shot of the thrown knife hitting Magda in the neck was filmed but cut by the distributors in post-production upon BBFC request. Despite the film's brutal theme the only UK censor cuts to the finished print was the removal of visible topless female nudity during two of the sideshow scenes. This footage has never resurfaced in any print of the film and may no longer exist. See more
Referenced in Kika
Light Cavalry March
Music by Franz von Suppé
Arranged by Muir Mathieson See more