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William's Doll (1981)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Salles Craig Salles ... William
R.Q. 'Bob' Todd R.Q. 'Bob' Todd ... Gramps
Mike Hamiel Mike Hamiel ... Mark
Paige Dunn ... Little Girl at Party
Olive Whelan Olive Whelan ... Neighbor Lady
Aleta Wright Aleta Wright ... Mother
Stephanie Pimeniel Stephanie Pimeniel ... Baby
Lorinda Navone Lorinda Navone ... Store Clerk
Donald Bunce Donald Bunce ... William's Friend
Joe Hargrave Joe Hargrave ... William's Friend
Gerry Frisk Gerry Frisk ... William's Friend
Jeff Palitz Jeff Palitz ... William's Friend
Marilyn Klimer Marilyn Klimer ... Letter Carrier
Evelyn Haas Evelyn Haas ... Teacher
Joanne Sanders Joanne Sanders ... Teacher


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Filming Locations:

Modesto, California, USA

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Phoenix Films Inc. See more »
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Disturbing and lacks a good moral.
20 October 2011 | by emasterslakeSee all my reviews

I only came across this short cause it was shown on Rifftrax. Mike, Kevin, & Bill were able to make it a little funny, but the short itself isn't a walk in the park. It has to do with a boy who feels wonderful every time he hold a doll in his arms. This proves to be a problem towards his single father, especially when the boy's grandfather understands his grandson's desires and buys him a doll that's no where near suitable for a boy to own.

I don't find this short to be watchable, cause I feel this short film lacks a good moral towards kids with unusual desires. If this short was meant to not have a moral then it's a really weak story. I'm only left to imagine how a kid owning a doll will turn out when he gets older. I can't imagine anyone's grandfather resorting to buying their own grandkid something that's no for boys. Anyways it's a public domain short so it's easy to find. If you do watch it don't say I don't warn you about it.

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