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Product image for ASIN: B00003CX9S The Elephant Man

'The Elephant Man' was certainly one of the most moving of all movies. John Hurt plays the tragic John Merrick with heart-rending pathos, and he was among 8 Oscar nominations for this film. Hurt being nominated for Best Actor.

Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Frederick Treves befriends the deformed John, rescuing him from a freak show in Victorian England. Treves thus lifts himself above the uncaring mob, and proves that there can be a beacon of light for a man in despair. Anne Bancroft also puts in a warm performance as Mrs. Kendal.

The other nominations for this movie were for Best Film; David Lynch for Best Director; Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren, and David Lynch for Best Screenplay; Ann V. Coates for Best Film Editing; Stuart Craig, Robert Cartwright, and Hugh Scaife for Best Art Direction; John Morris for Best Music; Patricia Norris for Best Costume Design. Remarkably, this film actually won no Oscars at all.

- Paul Rance/

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The Elephant Man Main Cast List
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Frederick Treves
John Hurt as John Merrick (The Elephant Man)
Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Kendal
John Gielgud as Carr Gomm
Wendy Hiller as Mothershead
Freddie Jones as Bytes
Michael Elphick as Night Porter
Hannah Gordon as Mrs. Anne Treves
Helen Ryan as Princess Alex
John Standing as Dr. Fox
Dexter Fletcher as Bytes's Boy
Lesley Dunlop as Nora
Phoebe Nicholls as Merrick's Mother
Pat Gorman as Fairground Bobby
Claire Davenport as Fat Lady

Directed by David Lynch

 The Elephant Man Blu-ray Cover

The Elephant Man on Blu-ray

Amazon Books relevant to this film

Product image for ASIN: 0749005165 The True History of the Elephant Man
Author: Peter Ford
Product image for ASIN: 0345345134 Elephant Man
Author: Christine Sparks

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