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The Resource Freaks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Tod Browning's production, (videorecording)

Freaks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Tod Browning's production, (videorecording)

Label
Freaks
Title
Freaks
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Tod Browning's production
Title variation
Tod Browning's amazing production of Freaks
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Director
Film editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • A group of freaks take revenge on a trapeze artist and her boyfriend after years of abuse. Filmed using real circus performers
  • "'Gooble-gobble ... we accept her ... one of us,' goes the haunting chant of 'Freaks." Yet it would be decades before this widely banned morality play gained acceptance as a cult masterpiece. Tod Browning ([creator of] 1931's 'Dracula') directs this landmark movie in which the true freaks are not the story's sideshow performers, but 'normals' who mock and abuse them. Browning, a former circus contortionist, cast real-life sideshow professionals. A living torso who nimbly lights his own cigarette despite having no arms or legs, microcephalics (whom the film calls 'pinheads') -- they and others play the big-top troupers who inflict a terrible revenge on a trapeze artist who treats them as subhumans. In 1994, 'Freaks' was selected for the National film Registry's archive of cinematic treasures."--Container notes
Awards note
Named to the National Film Registry in 1994 by the Library of Congress.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Freaks (Motion picture)
Credits note
Produced by Tod Browning, Irving Thalberg ; directed by Tod Browning ; screenplay by Willis Goldbeck and Leon Gordon ; additional writing by Al Boasberg, Edgar Allan Woolf ; cinematography, Merritt B. Gerstad ; editing, Basil Wrangell
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated by MPAA
Language note
English language soundtrack with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish ; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F74357 2004
PerformerNote
Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Rosco Ates
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1880-1962
  • 1899-1936
  • 1884-1960
  • 1892-1937
  • 1898-1966
  • 1905-1977
  • 1899-1974
  • 1895-1962
  • 1888-1949
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Browning, Tod
  • Thalberg, Irving G.
  • Goldbeck, Willis
  • Gordon, Leon
  • Boasberg, Al
  • Woolf, Edgar Allan
  • Ford, Wallace
  • Hyams, Leila
  • Baclanova, Olga
  • Ates, Roscoe
  • Gerstad, Merritt
  • Wrangel, Basil
  • Robbins, Tod
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
66
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Circus performers
  • Freak shows
  • Sideshows
  • People with disabilities
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Revenge
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Freaks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Tod Browning's production, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1932
  • "Suggested by Tod Robbins' story, 'Spurs.'"
  • Special features: commentary by David J. Skal, author of Dark carnival: the secret world of Tod Browning, Hollywood's master of the macabre ; all-new documentary, Freaks: Sideshow Cinema ; special message prologue added for theatrical reissue ; 3 alternate endings
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Special message prologue; Commentary by author David J. Skal; "Freaks: the sideshow cinema" documentary; 3 alternate endings
Control code
56091591
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (66 min.)
Isbn
9780790746548
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
012569519121
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
65191
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56091591
System details
DVD ; Region 1, full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital mono ; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Freaks, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents Tod Browning's production, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1932
  • "Suggested by Tod Robbins' story, 'Spurs.'"
  • Special features: commentary by David J. Skal, author of Dark carnival: the secret world of Tod Browning, Hollywood's master of the macabre ; all-new documentary, Freaks: Sideshow Cinema ; special message prologue added for theatrical reissue ; 3 alternate endings
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Special message prologue; Commentary by author David J. Skal; "Freaks: the sideshow cinema" documentary; 3 alternate endings
Control code
56091591
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (66 min.)
Isbn
9780790746548
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
  • MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
012569519121
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
65191
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)56091591
System details
DVD ; Region 1, full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital mono ; dual-layer format
Video recording format
DVD

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