The Devil-Doll (1936)
Oscar-winner Lionel Barrymore ("It's a Wonderful Life") stars in this classic horror thriller about a Devil's Island escapee who shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls. Co-starring Maureen O'Sullivan ("Tarzan, the Ape Man") and Frank Lawton ("David Copperfield").
Related News & Features
Joe Dante's 8 Favorite Scary Christmas Movies
Further Reading: Seasonal Slaying - The 12 Horrors of Christmas
– Rotten Tomatoes
No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.Login
Critic Reviews for The Devil-Doll
...more of a mystery yarn, a tall-tale if you will, than a horror movie, although it is big on mood and atmosphere.
Though it might not be the climax to Browning's distinctive career in the genre one might have wished, it's certainly a worthwhile film.
One of Browning's more bizarre and enjoyable entries.
Audience Reviews for The Devil-Doll
A revenge-minded escaped convict lucks into a process for miniaturizing people, then controlling them with his mind. With it's shrunken murdering Frenchies and Lionel Barrymore in drag (!) this should have been a campy creep classic, but it flounders on the obtrusive subplot about the convict reconciling with his daughter (Maureen O'Sullivan).More
Discuss The Devil-Doll on our Movie forum!