Cinema: The New Pictures: Jul. 20, 1936

The Devil-Doll (Metro -Goldwyn -Mayer) is the most ambitious effort ever undertaken in the use of the long-known but seldom-employed technique of photographic disproportion. Lavond (Lionel Barrymore) gets back to Paris from an undeserved sojourn on Devil's Island with a handy means of vengeance on the men who put him there. His weapon is a discovery made by a fellow prisoner (Henry B. Walthall) of a way to reduce people to one-sixth of their size. Heretofore the process, which has been used only for such playful purposes as reducing St. Bernard dogs to...

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