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    Freaks (MGM, R-1949). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). "We accept you, one of us!" Cleopatra (Olga Baclanova), the trapeze artist, is made an honorary freak when she marries Hans (Harry Earles), one of the midgets. It won't be long before she changes her tune, since she's only marrying him for his inherited fortune. The 1932 film, directed by Tod Browning of "Dracula" fame, examines the lives of a group of circus sideshow freaks. At first we are horrified by their strangeness, but we gradually come to see their dignified humanity as contrasted by the monstrous ugliness of the evil Cleopatra and her lover, Hercules the strong man. Shortly after the film's release in 1932, it was pulled from distribution and not seen again for years. Exploitation film distributor Dwain Esper bought the rights and traveled the country showing the film in the late 1940s. This scarce three sheet has multiple tiny tears along the edges and some slight separation and wear at the centerpoints. Fine+.

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