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Devil Doll (1964)

An evil hyponotist/ventriloquist plots to gain an heiress' millions.

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Complete credited cast:
... The Great Vorelli
... Mark English
... Marianne Horn
... Magda
... Aunt Eva
... Bob Garrett
... Dr. Heller
Francis De Wolff ... Dr. Keisling
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Vorelli is a ventriloquist & hypnotist, with an amazing dummy, Hugo. Vorelli meets and pursues a beautiful heiress (Marianne); he mesmerizes her, and induces a baffling coma. His buxom mistress (Magda) fears he'll dump her for the younger woman, and threatens to expose him. Vorelli tricks Hugo into killing Magda while he's safely elsewhere. Marianne's boyfriend Mark investigates. He discovers another killing in Vorelli's past, of a man called Hugo. The girl wakes from her coma, and announces she will marry the hypnotist. When the triumphant Vorelli tells Hugo his plans for Marianne and a new, female dummy, a final confrontation yields surprising results. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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September 1964 (USA)  »

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La poupée diabolique  »

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£25,000 (estimated)
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The dwarf who portrays Hugo the Dummy was performed by a woman even though Hugo is a male dummy. See more »

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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 »

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Bob Garrett: Hey, how'd you know I was still in bed?
Mark English: It figures, boy, it figures.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Doll (1997) See more »

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Onslaught
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Music by Robert Farnon
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A step back in time
5 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Keeping in mind that Devil Doll takes place in England right about the time of the Beatles invasion, Devil Doll is a pleasant curiosity. Sure, it's a little slow and quaintly dated, but take yourself back and you'll have fun. Amusing touch is the dance sequence featuring a frantic Twist display. William Sylvester is a familiar face: 2001 A Space Odyssey and Gorgo, to name only two of many. It's nice that it's available and to be able to see Devil Doll as a step back in time.


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