Bound by Flesh

6.51 h 30 min2014NR
This film recounts the rise and fall of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, who went from outcasts sold at birth to sideshow attractions to stars of stage and screen.
Leslie Zemeckis
Lea ThompsonNancy AllenTimothy Stack
English [CC]
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Blake Boyd
Leslie ZemeckisDonnalee AustenSheri HellardJackie LevineRobert Zemeckis
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Charleston MomReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful, but sad documentary
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I have always been interested in sideshows since I was a little girt. I loved to see the oddities. But as I got older I wanted to know more about the real person behind what makes them physically interesting. This documentary beautifully describes the rise and fall of the Hilton sisters. It sort of reminds me of today's celebrities, who tomorrow will be broke and penniless based on shifty managers, lack of education, no business savvy, being to trustworthy and poor business investments. I was glued to the television and deeply saddened by their lonely end. If you are a sideshow history buff, then this documentary is for you.
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The Lillies CosplayReviewed in the United States on June 3, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
The Hilton Twins rival Chang and Ang for the most interesting Conjoined twins in American History.
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Interesting true story of the Hilton "siamese" or conjoined twins, who were the most famous vaudeville act ever. They had a sad ending, but managed to have a long and colorful career that included marriages, engagements, movies, and yes, they were featured in sideshow freak shows. A touching and educational book that examines a little known era in our American history. Fascinating.
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Kent J. SmytheReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Documentary
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This is a very well made documentary of the Hilton Sisters that has lots of information that was new to me. It's a very sad story but these ladies were tough and after seeing this wonderful film, I respect them very much.
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Florence SalmerReviewed in the United States on October 7, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting storyline...pitiful lives really
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Interesting info if you could hear it. Even with volume turned up all the way, it was hard to hear especially the guy at the end who talked only in a whisper. Lots of emphasis on freak shows.
dmReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2019
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CaliGalReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sad story
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I'd never heard of these sisters but love a good documentary. Really interesting and a sad story.
SarahReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Drawn in
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So interesting!
Jane Ann McClungReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
A very interesting documentary. I had not previously known ...
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A very interesting documentary. I had not previously known about Daisy and Violet, born as conjoined twins in 1908, and I appreciate knowing about their lives.
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