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Circus of Horrors (1960)

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
Anton Diffring
Elissa Caro
Erika Remberg
Nicole Vanet
Yvonne Monlaur
Donald Pleasence
Angela Jane Hylton
Jane Hylton
Inspector Arthur Ames
Conrad Phillips
Kenneth Griffith
Magda Von Meck
Vanda Hudson
Yvonne Romain
Evelyn Morley Finsbury
Colette Wilde
Superintendant Andrews
Jack Gwillim
Edward Finsbury
John Merivale
Nicole (as a child)
Carla Challoner
Inspector Knopf
Peter Swanwick
Dr Morley
William Mervyn

Sidney Hayers