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The Devil-Doll (10-Jul-1936)

Director: Tod Browning

Writers: Tod Browning; Guy Endore; Garrett Fort; Erich von Stroheim

From novel: Burn Witch Burn by Abraham Merritt

Musical Score by: Franz Waxman

Producer: Tod Browning

Keywords: Sci-Fi/Horror, Shrinking, Unjustly Accused

A convict framed by his business partners escapes from incarceration and uses a mad scientist's discovery of a process to miniaturize humans to exact revenge against those who have wronged him. The tiny humans are stunted and lack free will; they are controllable as puppets. Complex story is astonishing for 1936 and holds up very well today. Also, Lionel Barrymore in drag.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lionel Barrymore
28-Apr-1878 15-Nov-1954 Young Dr. Kildare
Pedro de Cordoba
28-Sep-1881 16-Sep-1950 The Ghost Breakers
Robert Greig
27-Dec-1879 27-Jun-1958 Sullivan's Travels
Arthur Hohl
21-May-1889 10-Mar-1964 Character actor
Frank Lawton
30-Sep-1904 10-Jun-1969 A Night to Remember
Maureen O'Sullivan
17-May-1911 28-Jun-1998 A Day at the Races
Rafaela Ottiano
4-Mar-1888 18-Aug-1942 Grand Hotel


Lionel Barrymore   ...   Lavond
Maureen O'Sullivan   ...   Lorraine
Frank Lawton   ...   Toto
Rafaela Ottiano   ...   Malita
Robert Greig   ...   Emil Coulvet
Lucy Beaumont   ...   Mme. Lavond
Henry B. Walthall   ...   Marcel
Grace Ford   ...   Lachna
Pedro de Cordoba   ...   Matin
Arthur Hohl   ...   Radin
Juanita Quigley   ...   Marguerite
Claire du Brey   ...   Mme. Coulvet
Rollo Lloyd   ...   Detective
E. Alyn Warren   ...   Commissioner


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