After mutilating a patient, a plastic surgeon is booted from the medical profession and goes into hiding in France. There, he transforms disfigured female criminals into beauties who perform in his traveling circus.
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As I recall, this movie had a haunting (bad choice for an adjective) theme song, which stayed with me every time I saw a scantily-clad woman spinning on a wheel with knives being thrown at her. Weirdly satisfying little chunk of horror.
This cheap, tawdry movie about plastic surgery is a guilty pleasure. They should remake it with big stars like Nicole Kidman who have had tons of enhancements. Maybe turn it into a comedy with Joan Collins as the woman with the half destroyed face.