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Old 02-16-03, 12:15 AM
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need an old movie identified.

when I was a kid around 15-20 years ago I saw a film televised on AMC. Here's what I remember:
It was an old film.
It was black and white.
It took place in a carnival.
It was about a sideshow freak
The freak was called the geek.
He may or may not have bit the heads off of chickens. (I'm a little foggy on that).
I thought the movie was called The Geek, but I can't find a listing on the imdb.
and no, I'm quite sure it wasn't Tod Browning's Freaks.
I can't figure this one out for the life of me.
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Old 02-16-03, 12:05 PM
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Luther the Geek (1986) - Pretty good horror movie.
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Old 02-16-03, 03:53 PM
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sorry, that's not it. It was much much older.
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Old 02-16-03, 04:00 PM
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After a lot of googling for the past couple days, I'm beginning to think the film was Nightmare Alley starring Tyrone Power.
Here's the link to it in the imdb:
http://us.imdb.com/Title?0039661
I only wish they could get the rights issues worked out on this one and release it to DVD. It's never even seen an official VHS release. One site said it was shown on TV about 20 years ago, so this is probably the one I've been thinking of.
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