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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 124

Budget: $5,000,000

Revenue: $26,010,864

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release InfoShow All

  •  PG

  • 1980-10-09

  • 1980-12-11

  • 1980-12-22

  • 1981-01-15

  • 1981-02-13

  • 1981-02-28

  • 1981-04-08

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • El hombre elefante
  • 象人
  • Der Elefantenmensch
  • Човекът-слон
  • O Homem Elefante
  • L'homme éléphant
  • Sloní muz
  • Elefantmanden
  • Elefanttimies
  • Ο άνθρωπος ελέφαντας
Content Score: 100

7.8/10 (193 votes)


David Lynch Director
Anthony Waye Assistant Director
Ceri Evans Script Supervisor


David Lynch Screenplay
Eric Bergren Screenplay
Christopher De Vore Screenplay


John Morris Original Music Composer
Robin Gregory Sound mixer
Peter Horrocks Sound Editor
David Lynch Sound Designer
Terry Sharratt Boom Operator
Jack Hayes Orchestrator


Freddie Francis Director of Photography
Frank Connor Still Photographer


Anne V. Coates Editor
Patrick Moore Assistant Editor


Stuart Craig Production Design
Robert Cartwright Art Direction
Hugh Scaife Set Decoration
John Roberts Set Designer


Maggie Cartier Casting
Jonathan Sanger Producer
Mel Brooks Executive Producer
Stuart Cornfeld Executive Producer
Terence A. Clegg Production Manager

Costume & Make-Up

Patricia Norris Costume Design
Stephanie Kaye Hairstylist
Wally Schneiderman Makeup Artist
Christopher Tucker Makeup Designer


Terry Wells Property Master
Alan Splet Special Sound Effects
Graham Longhurst Special Effects
Neil Corbould Special Effects
Paul Corbould Special Effects
Garth Inns Special Effects

Visual Effects

Martin Gutteridge Special Effects Supervisor


Roy Larner Gaffer
Wick Finch Electrician


John Hurt as John Merrick
Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Frederick Treves
Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Kendal
John Gielgud as Carr Gomm
Wendy Hiller as Mothershead
Freddie Jones as Bytes
Michael Elphick as Night Porter
John Standing as Dr. Fox
Phoebe Nicholls as Merrick's Mother
Kenny Baker as Plumed Dwarf
Helen Ryan as Princess Alex
John Standing as Fox
Dexter Fletcher as Bytes' Boy
Lesley Dunlop as Nora
Pat Gorman as Fairground Bobby
Claire Davenport as Fat Lady
Orla Pederson as Skeleton Man
Patsy Smart as Patsy Smart
Kathleen Byron as Lady Waddington
William Morgan Sheppard as Man In Pub
Hannah Gordon as Mrs. Anne Treves
Frederick Treves as Alderman
Richard Hunter as Hodges
Robert Lewis Bush as Messenger
Roy Evans as Cabman
Joan Rhodes as Cook
Nula Conwell as Nurse Kathleen
Tony London as Young Porter
Alfie Curtis as Milkman
Bernadette Milnes as 1st Fighting Woman
Carol Harrison as Tart
Hugh Manning as Broadneck
Dennis Burgess as 1st Committee Man
Fanny Carby as Mrs. Kendal's Dresser
Gerald Case as Lord Waddington
David Ryall as Man With Whores
Deirdre Costello as 1st Whore
Pauline Quirke as 2nd Whore
Marcus Powell as Midget
Lesley Scoble as Siamese Twin
Eiji Kusuhara as Japanese Bleeder
Patricia Hodge as Screaming Mum
Tommy Wright as First Bobby
Peter Davidson as Second Bobby
John Rapley as King In Panto
Janie Kells as Horse
Lydia Lisle as Merrick's Mother
Eric Bergren as Lyra Box Player #1 (uncredited)
Christopher De Vore as Lyra Box Player #2 (uncredited)
Harry Fielder as Policeman (uncredited)
David Lynch as Man in the Bowler Hat in the Mob Chasing Merrick (uncredited)
Ralph Morse as Young aristocrat (uncredited)
Fred Wood as Injured Man (uncredited)