Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection
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  • Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection

Hollywood Legends of Horror Collection

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Director: Tod Browning, Michael Curtiz

Cast: Lionel Barrymore

     
 

In The Devil Doll, 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 makes his way back to the old scientist's lab, intending to useSee more details below

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Overview

In The Devil Doll, 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 makes his way back to the old scientist's lab, intending to use Walthall's formula to exact vengeance on those who have wronged him. He does so, clearing his name and securing the future happiness of his daughter Maureen O'Sullivan (who believes that Barrymore is dead) in the process. But Barrymore's crazed assistant Rafaela Ottiano isn't satisfied. "We'll make the whole world small!" she hisses, forcing Barrymore to kill her and destroy the formula. To save his daughter from scandal, Barrymore disappears into the night, the implication being that he plans to commit suicide at the first opportunity. The excellent miniature work in The Devil Doll (much of it accomplished with outsized sets, a la the Laurel and Hardy comedy Brats) successfully takes the viewers' minds off the rather silly plot. Director Tod Browning was always stronger with atmosphere than with plot and dialogue, and this film is no exception. Far less logical than the miniaturization process is Barrymore's decision to disguise himself as an old woman, since this transparent guise wouldn't convince a 2-year-old in real life. Based on the novel Burn, Witch, Burn by Abraham Merritt, The Devil Doll was scripted by several hands, including Erich Von Stroheim.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/10/2006
UPC:
0012569792876
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:52:00
Sales rank:
28,321

Special Features

Expert commentaries on 5 titles; Twice the Fright: 2 movies per Disc!; Closed Caption; Mad Love/The Devil Doll - Mad Love commentary by Steve Haberman, author of Chronicles of Terror; Doctor X/The Return of Doctor X - Doctor X commentary by Horror Scholar Scott MacQueen; The Return of Doctor X commentary by Director Vincent Sherman and Chronicles of Terror Author Steve Haberman; The Mark of The Vampire/The Mask of Fu Manchu - Mark of the Vampire commentary by Genre Historians Kim Newman and Steve Jones; The Mask of Fu Manchu commentary by Greg Mank, author of Karloff and Lugosi: A Story of a Haunting Collaboration

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mad Love/ The Devil-Doll
1. Credits [1:02]
2. Yvonne's Admirers [3:52]
3. I Must See You Again [4:47]
4. Gogol's Galatea [2:47]
5. Rollo the Murderer [4:30]
6. Train Disaster [3:11]
7. Execution [2:15]
8. Gogol's Idea [2:46]
9. The Operation [4:47]
10. Rehabilitation [3:07]
11. Dangerous New Ability [4:23]
12. Nosy Reagan [4:16]
13. Life of Their Own [3:13]
14. You Must Be Mine! [5:08]
15. I Am Rollo [3:17]
16. Under Arrest [2:10]
17. Living Statue [3:06]
18. Fingerprint Match [4:28]
19. Kill What One Loves [2:22]
20. Dead Aim [1:59]
1. Credits [1:01]
2. Devil's Island Escapees [4:03]
3. Miniature Mutts [4:04]
4. Human Subject [6:25]
5. Fugitive at Large [2:26]
6. Mme. Mandilip [3:39]
7. Radin in His Clutches [4:08]
8. Visiting Lorraine [5:21]
9. Daughter of a Criminal [3:15]
10. I Have No Father [4:29]
11. If Levond Shows [2:01]
12. Objects of Beauty [2:42]
13. Thief in the Night [4:16]
14. Coulvet Pinned [3:02]
15. Dancing Dolls [1:47]
16. Behind the Mask [4:38]
17. Ornamental Intruder [4:46]
18. Matin Confesses [3:04]
19. Maniacal Malita [3:57]
20. Up in Flames [1:28]
21. Proper Ending [2:50]
22. A Father's Love [4:41]
Disc #2 -- Doctor X/The Return of Doctor X
1. Credits [:52]
2. Another Moon Murdered [4:49]
3. Dr. Xavier's Theory [5:11]
4. Dr. Wells [3:57]
5. Dr. Haines [3:26]
6. Dr. Rowitz [1:57]
7. Meddling Fools [2:58]
8. Have a Cigar [1:48]
9. Unwelcome Mat [4:35]
10. Blackstone Shoals [3:51]
11. Inside Man [2:54]
12. Parts to Play, Bones to Pick [3:13]
13. One Less Observer [3:52]
14. Terror Told in Tubes [3:01]
15. Scientific Victim [2:07]
16. Out of the Closet [2:56]
17. Staying the Night [3:01]
18. Body Harmer [2:00]
19. Terrible Thoughts [2:59]
20. Midnight Deadline [3:05]
21. All a Little Strange [2:47]
22. Synthetic Flesh [4:20]
23. Killer's Grasp [2:26]
24. Fiery Fall [2:13]
25. Ticklish Spot [1:29]
1. Credits [1:14]
2. Murdered and Missing [5:15]
3. Very Much Alive [2:42]
4. Dead White [3:25]
5. Blood and Date Lines [4:07]
6. His Number Was Up [3:47]
7. Quesne and Rabbit [3:30]
8. Artificial Quality [3:36]
9. Fill Her Up [1:47]
10. Graveyard Look [2:52]
11. The Lady is Ill [4:45]
12. The Lady is Dead [2:54]
13. Not-So-Natural Causes [2:30]
14. Dead Man Walking [3:37]
15. It's Alive [4:48]
16. Flegg's Confession [3:45]
17. Joan in Danger [3:09]
18. Return to the Grave [2:39]
19. Sign Him Up [1:18]
20. Cast List [:38]
Disc #3 -- Mark of the Vampire/ The Mask of Fu Manchu
1. Credits [:51]
2. Vampire Jitters [3:52]
3. Death in the Family [4:29]
4. Cause Unknown [1:58]
5. Fedor's Wounds [3:07]
6. Afraid of the Dark [3:06]
7. Irena's Visitor [2:39]
8. Corpse for a Lessee? [4:42]
9. A Matter of Souls [3:12]
10. Enter Count Mora [3:24]
11. Eerie Quartet [2:11]
12. Another Visitation [4:18]
13. Horrible Truth [1:58]
14. Lower Depths [3:59]
15. Nerves at Nightfall [3:08]
16. The Horror of It [3:51]
17. Reenacting One Year Ago [5:09]
18. Point of Murder [3:12]
19. All of Me [1:12]
1. Credits [:55]
2. Urgent Expedition [4:34]
3. Determined Daughter [2:16]
4. Torture of the Bell [5:34]
5. Genghis Khan's Curse [5:59]
6. Powerful Prophecy [2:19]
7. Deadly Sword Vigil [4:31]
8. Message From Fu [4:15]
9. Sword Forgery [3:43]
10. Not Unhandsome [1:55]
11. Smith's Instructions [2:28]
12. Diversionary Tactics [3:32]
13. Penetrating Fu's Lair [2:53]
14. Mind Control Serum [6:04]
15. Terry's Not Himself [3:50]
16. All Fu's Prisoners [3:38]
17. Torture Chambers [2:34]
18. Narrow Escapes [3:49]
19. High Voltage Rescue [1:27]
20. Giving Back the Sword [1:41]

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