England, 1947. 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 become interested when the women who want to leave the circus begin dying in freak accidents, and they begin suspecting the good doctor is responsible.
The circus used in this movie was that of Billy Smart’s Circus, one of the three big tenting circuses in the United Kingdom at the time of filming. The external scenes were filmed on Clapham Common.
Dr Schuler/Dr Rossiter
Angela Jane Hylton
Inspector Arthur Ames
Magda Von Meck
Evelyn Morley Finsbury
Nicole (as a child)