Moment From The Elephant Man
Cornered by a mob and harassed throughout the movie due to a heavily disfigured appearance, John Merrick utters that he too, is a human being.
A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great intelligence and sensitivity. Based on the true story of Joseph Merrick (called John Merrick in the film), a severely deformed man in 19th century London.
Tags: exploitation, biography, based on a true story, hospital, curiosity, sideshow, disfigurement, physical deformity, freak, 19th century, dignity