The Devil Doll

(Tod Browning, 1936). This winning fantasy, the only first-rate picture Browning made after Freaks stars Lionel Barrymore as a framed convict escaped from Devil's Island, who disguised as a benign old lady, sends miniaturized creatures to attack his enemies. As the wacky widow of the inventor of the shrinking process, the inimitable Rafaela Ottiano steals the show.
Mon., May 18, 6:35 & 9:35 p.m., 2009

 
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