The Devil-Doll (1936)

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Movie Info

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").
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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In Theaters:
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Critic Reviews for The Devil-Doll

All Critics (6)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | August 7, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | October 3, 2002
Chicago Reader
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...the movie is not terrifying, but it is never less than fascinating.

Full Review… | October 5, 2006
Movie Metropolis

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

Full Review… | October 5, 2006
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for The Devil-Doll

Impressive special effects for "The Devil Doll" starring Lionel Barrymore who is actually related to actress Drew Barrymore. I recommend this movie and "Freaks" which was also directed by Tod Browning.

Jennifer Torres
Jennifer Torres

Weird, silly movie. I didn't care for it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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).

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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