Devil Doll (1964)




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In this film, falsely convicted Lionel Barrymore escapes from Devil's Island with fellow prisoner H.B. Walthall. A brilliant scientist, Walthall reveals to Barrymore that he has developed a process to shrink human beings. Upon Walthall's death, Barrymore goes to the old scientist's lab, intending to use Walthall's formula to exact vengeance.
Classics , Horror
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MGM Home Entertainment

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Lionel Barrymore
as Paul Lavond / Madame Mandilip
Maureen O'Sullivan
as Lorraine Lavond
Robert Greig
as Emil Coulvet
Lucy Beaumont
as Mme. Lavond
Grace Ford
as Lachna
Pedro de Cordoba
as Charles Matin
Arthur Hohl
as Victor Radin
Juanita Quigley
as Marguerite Coulvet
Claire Du Brey
as Mme. Coulvet
Rollo Lloyd
as Detective
E. Alyn Warren
as Commissioner
Eily Malyon
as Laundry Proprietor
Sherry Hall
as Detective
Wilfred Lucas
as Wilfred Lucas
Francis McDonald
as Detective
Edward Keene
as Gendarme
Nick Thompson
as Police Sergeant
Robert Du Couedic
as Policeman
Inez Palange
as Concierge
Evelyn Selbie
as Flower Woman
Paul Foltz
as Apache Dancer
Jean Alden
as Apache Dancer
Billy Gilbert
as Butler
King Baggott
as Det. Pierre
Egon Brecher
as Detective
Frank Reicher
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Devil Doll

All Critics (5)

Although deliberately created to replicate the dummy episode from DEAD OF NIGHT, this black-and-white English production works tolerably well as a crude rip-off, thanks to a creepy dummy and creepier performance from Haliday as The Great Vorelli.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014

A fun, off-beat little horror film

September 8, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Empire Magazine

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November 7, 2005

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Full Review… | January 27, 2002

Audience Reviews for Devil Doll


Lionel Barrymore in drag. Or at least earrings. He really looks like Granny, the owner of Tweety Bird. Maybe he was the inspiration. As a revenge tale this is somewhat incomprehensible. Why is it set in Paris, Noelle kept asking. I had no answer. The special effects are stunning for 1936. But, here is the thing, Lavond did not need little people to do any of what he did. Not really. But this one features one of the maddest mad scientist schemes in existence - shrinking all the humans in the world to eliminate starvation and over population. Kooky.

R.John Xerxes
R.John Xerxes

it was made in the thirties not sixties. wrong flixster data.

Veronique Kwak
Veronique Kwak

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"What Is the strange, terrifying evil secret of the dummy... and why is it locked in a cage every night? Is it flesh or wood? Man or monster? Alive or dead? The Devil Doll. It walks. It talks. It kills. Strange! Terrifying! Evil!" -tagline

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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