The Elephant Man (1980) Poster

Hannah Gordon: Mrs. Treves



  • Mrs. Treves : I'm very pleased to meet you, Mr. Merrick.

    John Merrick : I'm very pleased...

    [John begins to cry] 

    Dr. Frederick Treves : What is it, John? What's the matter?

    John Merrick : It's just that I-I'm not used to being treated so well by a beautiful woman...

  • John Merrick : [after seeing pictures of Dr. Treves' family]  Would you care to see my mother?

    Dr. Frederick Treves : [surprised]  Your mother? Yes please.

    [John pulls out a small portrait] 

    Mrs. Treves : Oh but she's... Mr. Merrick, she's beautiful!

    John Merrick : Oh, she had the face of an angel!


    John Merrick : I must have been a great disappointment to her.

    Mrs. Treves : No, Mr. Merrick, no. No son as loving as you could ever be a disappointment.

    John Merrick : If only I could find her, so she could see me with such lovely friends here now; perhaps she could love me as I am. I've tried so hard to be good.

    [Mrs. Treves begins to cry] 

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