Country: USA
Year: 1936
Duration: 78'


A banker who was framed by his partners and imprisoned for seventeen years escapes from Devil’s Island in the company of a scientist who is studying miniaturization. A short while later, in Paris, a strange old woman sells very realistic-looking dolls. And the banker’s partners begin to die. Like Monte Cristo, smooth-talking Lionel Barrymore manipulates willpower and bodies in a bizarre and disturbing cult movie, the second-to-the-last film directed by Tod Browning. The dolls and their crimes are unforgettable.

Biography

film director

Tod Browning

FILMOGRAFIA

filmografia essenziale/essential filmographyThe Wicked Darling (La bestia nera, 1919), White Tiger (Tigre Bianca, 1923), The Unholy Three (Il trio infernale, 1925), The Road to Mandalay (Il capitano di Singapore, 1926), The Black-bird (Il corvo, 1926), The Unknown (Lo sconosciuto, 1927), Dracula (id., 1931), Freaks (id., 1932), Mark of the Vampire (I vampiri di Praga, 1935), The Devil Doll (La bambola del diavolo, 1936).

Cast

& Credits

tod browning
THE DEVIL DOLL
Usa, 1936, 35mm, 78’, bn/bw

regia/director
Tod Browning
soggetto/story
dal romanzo Brucia strega brucia di/from the novel Burn, Witch, Burn! by Abraham Merritt
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Garrett Fort, Guy Endore, Tod Browning
fotografia/cinematography
Leonard Smith
montaggio/film editing
Frederick Y. Smith
scenografia/production design
Cedric Gibbons
musica/music
Franz Waxman
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Lionel Barrymore (Paul Lavond), Maureen O’Sullivan (Lorraine Lavond), Frank Lawton (Toto), Rafaela Ottiano (Malita), Henry B. Walthall (Marcel), Robert Greig (Emil Coulvet)
produzione/production
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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