Amazing Stories: Season 1, Episode 22

The Doll (4 May 1986)

TV Episode  |  PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker.



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Episode complete credited cast:
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Anne Helm ...
Mary Dickenson (as Annie Helm)
Sharon Spelman ...
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Vin Colbeck
Doris (as Rainbow Phoenix)
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The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker.

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John Walters: I know I'm not much to look at, but there is the added bonus that I don't have any money, either!
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Very Touching Story, Nice Job By Lithgow
3 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a change of pace....and one for the good; a wonderful story. Many viewers might find this a lot slower than the normal fare, but I really enjoyed and was touched by the sentiment. It's by far the best thing I've seen John Lithgow do. I'm not a fan of his but fair is fair, and he was absolutely terrific in this. He plays a meek, sad and lonely 42-year-old who finds love in the strangest of ways.

Saying too much more will spoil the ending. You almost can't describe this story without giving something away. Suffice to say single, older people might be moved by this story more than most but anyone who has the slightest sentimental streak in them should find themselves captivated.

Note: This was Anne Helm's last screen performance. She played "Mary Dickenson."

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