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The Devil-Doll

The Devil-Doll (1936)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 1936 Wide

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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").

Unrated,

Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror

Garrett Fort, Guy Endore

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (0) | DVD (3)

...more of a mystery yarn, a tall-tale if you will, than a horror movie, although it is big on mood and atmosphere.

October 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

An enthralling weirdo horror thriller directed by Tod Browning.

June 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

August 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of Browning's more bizarre and enjoyable entries.

January 17, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for The Devil-Doll

Weird, silly movie. I didn't care for it.
September 15, 2010
ajv2688

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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).
June 21, 2008
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Greg S

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Great Todd Browning film, the guy truly was a master of horror and the bizarre.
February 24, 2008
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Foreign Titles

  • THE DEVIL-DOLL Die Teufelspuppe (DE)
  • The Devil Doll (1936) (UK)
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