Devil Doll

1964

Lindsay Shonteff
Director
Associated Film Distributing Corp.
US Distributor

Cheap and sleazy (at least in the continental version) tale of a hypnotist/ventriloquist whose dummy is more than it seems.

Not nearly as bad as its reputation suggests (mainly thanks to the witless Mystery Science Theater 3000), it is admittedly still a cheap little B-movie with some weak performances. Sylvester, especially, seems to be phoning it in. Haliday was a much better producer than actor, but has fun with his role as the evil Vorelli, and there are some fine moments, especially from the underrated Dorne.

The continental version has some minor differences from the US theatrical version, mainly involving nudity, including one sequence where Vorelli hypnotizes a girl into performing a nude striptease.

-Dave Wright


Devil Doll
24th June 1964
Cinema

Not Rated




Devil Doll
27th June 1965
Cinema






Devil Doll (Special Edition)
30th April 2002
DVD

Not Rated


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Bryant Haliday
The Great Vorelli
William Sylvester
Mark English
Yvonne Romain
Marianne Horn
Sandra Dorne
Magda Gardinas
Nora Nicholson
Aunt Eva
Alan Gifford
Bob Garrett
Karel Stepanek
Dr. Heller
Francis De Wolff
Dr. Keisling
Sadie Corré
Hugo the Dummy
(uncredited)
Manny Michael
Backstage Crew
Audience Member
Ella Tracey
Louisa, Mark's Secretary
(uncredited)
Anthony Baird
Mr. Harrison, Test Subject
(uncredited)
Unknown Male 4
Audience Member
Sidney Gross
Audience Member
Colin McKenzie
Audience Member
(uncredited)
Unknown Female 28
Audience Member
Keith Denny
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Lady in the Seventh Row
Ray Landor
Expert Twist Dancer
(uncredited)
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Backstage Crew
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Backstage Performer
Gerry Judge
Waiter at Party
(uncredited)
Pat Judge
Waiter at Party
(uncredited)
Philip Ray
Uncle Walter
(uncredited)
John Tatum
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Tony Castleton
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Pat Ryan
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Alan Gibbs
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Ian Selby
Party Guest
(uncredited)
James Ure
Party Guest
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Party Guest
Margaret Durnell
Countess (uncredited)
Jackie Ramsden
Nurse (uncredited)
Pamela Law
Garett's Girl
(uncredited)
Heidi Erich
Grace (uncredited)
Lorenza Colville
Mercedes (uncredited)
David Charlesworth
Hugo Novik
(uncredited)
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German Backstage Performer
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German Backstage Performer
Guy Deghy
Hans (uncredited)
Trixie Dallas
Miss Penton
(uncredited-Continental version only)

Dave Wright: Screencaps & Notes