Directed By
Tod Browning
Produced By
Tod Browning
Written By
Willis Goldbeck & Leon Gordon
Wallace Ford
Merritt B. Gerstad
Editing By
Basil Wrangell

Distributed By
Release Date(s)
February 20, 1932
90 minutes

Freaks is a 1932 American Pre-Code horror film in which the eponymous characters were played by people who worked as carnival sideshow performers and had real deformities. The original version was considered too shocking to be released and no longer exists.


Cleopatra, a Trapeze Artist seduces a sideshow midget named Hans, after learning of his large inheritance.


  • Wallace Ford as Phroso
  • Leila Hyams as Venus
  • Olga Baclanova as Cleopatra
  • Rosco Ates as Roscoe
  • Henry Victor as Hercules
  • Harry Earles as Hans
  • Daisy Earles as Frieda
  • Rose Dione as Madame Tetrallini
  • Daisy and Violet Hilton as the Siamese twins
  • Schlitzie as himself
  • Josephine Joseph as Half Woman-Half Man
  • Johnny Eck as Half Boy
  • Frances O'Connor as Armless girl
  • Peter Robinson as Human skeleton
  • Olga Roderick as Bearded lady
  • Koo Koo as herself
  • Prince Randian as The Living Torso
  • Martha Morris as Angeleno's armless wife
  • Elvira Snow as Pinhead Pip
  • Jenny Lee Snow as Pinhead Zip
  • Elizabeth Green as Bird Girl
  • Delmo Fritz as Sword Swallower
  • Angelo Rossitto as Angeleno
  • Edward Brophy and Matt McHugh as the Rollo Brothers.

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