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Devil Doll
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Director:
Writers:
Ronald Kinnoch (screenplay) and
Charles F. Vetter (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
September 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Can a Beautiful Woman Be Enslaved Against Her Will? See more »
Plot:
An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Top-Notch, Economy Class Thriller, See more (48 total) »

Cast

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Bryant Haliday ... The Great Vorelli

William Sylvester ... Mark English
Yvonne Romain ... Marianne Horn
Sandra Dorne ... Magda
Nora Nicholson ... Aunt Eva
Alan Gifford ... Bob Garrett
Karel Stepanek ... Dr. Heller
Francis De Wolff ... Dr. Keisling
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anthony Baird ... Soldier (uncredited)
David Charlesworth ... Hugo Novik (uncredited)
Lorenza Colville ... Mercedes (uncredited)
Sadie Corre ... Hugo the Dummy (uncredited)
Trixie Dallas ... Miss Penton (uncredited)
Guy Deghy ... Hans (uncredited)
Margaret Durnell ... Countess (uncredited)
Heidi Erich ... Grace (uncredited)
Ray Landor ... Expert Twist Dancer (uncredited)
Pamela Law ... Woman with Garrett (uncredited)
Jackie Ramsden ... Nurse (uncredited)
Philip Ray ... Uncle Walter (uncredited)
Ella Tracey ... Louisa - Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Lindsay Shonteff 
 
Writing credits
Ronald Kinnoch (screenplay) (as George Barclay) and
Charles F. Vetter (screenplay) (as Lance Z. Hargreaves)

Frederick E. Smith (story)

Produced by
Richard Gordon .... executive producer
Kenneth Rive .... producer
Lindsay Shonteff .... producer
Gerald A. Fernback .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gerald Gibbs 
 
Film Editing by
Ernest Bullingham 
 
Production Design by
Stan Shield 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Craig .... makeup artist
Ann Fordyce .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Fred Slark .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ernie Lewis .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Reginald Court .... dubbing editor
Derick McColm .... sound recordist (as Derek McCalm)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Elvin .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Gibson .... wardrober
 

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Runtime:
81 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) (2002) | Netherlands:18 (1966) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1997) | USA:Approved (cut)

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Sidney J. Furie was originally supposed to direct, but he left for another project before shooting began, and it was assigned to Lindsay Shonteff. Furie, however, was a friend of Shonteff's and helped Shonteff with the direction of the picture when he ran into problems.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Hugo walks toward the audience the back of his jacket is intact. When he walks back to his seat there is a hole in his back jacket for the hand to control him.See more »
Quotes:
[talking on the phone]
Mark English:Now get your tail out of bed and get to work.
Bob Garrett:Wilco, Wilco, stay cool and all that jazz--hey, how'd you know I was still in bed?
Mark English:It figures, boy, it figures.
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List: Ventriloquists who have disturbing relationships with their dummies
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Top-Notch, Economy Class Thriller,, 31 August 1998
Author: Pem from Arlington, Virginia

"Devil Doll" may not be the crown jewels, but it is a small gem, and a very enjoyable horror tale. Except for a few slow-moving scenes in newspaper offices, it is well acted, directed and photographed, with great use of lighting and close-ups to build tension and enhance the mystery. We never actually see any violence, but Hugo, the little dummy, is truly frightening. You will even find yourself sympathizing with his plight, as we do with Frankenstein's and other monster "bests." Billed an "underrated, exquisitely-tailored sleeper" in Maltin's movie guide (4 out of 5 stars), this effort shows what can be done on a small budget by good craftsmen and professional performers; it is a better movie than 99 percent of the full-color and full-gore horrors being produced today. Don't confuse it with the 1936 Tod Browning classic, " 'The' Devil Doll," which is a completely different story.

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