The Devil-Doll 10/31/23

The Warner Archive Collection

Tod Browning’s final fantastic film is . . . totally bonkers. Humans are reduced in size and dispatched like zombies to take revenge on a prison escapee’s enemies. It’s all to enable the escapee to reunite with his beloved daughter, so why not paralyze some chumps and condemn the puppet people to a strange living death?  Maureen O’Sullivan remains oblivious to the plot, Rafaella Ottiano rocks a deranged Bride of Frankenstein hairstyle, and Lionel Barrymore goes in drag as kindly ‘Mrs. Manderlip.’ MGM’s high-gloss special effects are the real star. On Blu-ray from The Warner Archive Collection.