The Devil-Doll (1936)
Movie InfoOscar-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").
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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
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