Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Today’s image comes from a not commonly seen old Hollywood oddity called The Devil Doll, starring Lionel Barrymore and Maureen O’Sullivan and directed by Freaks and Dracula director Tod Browning.
Think of it as the creepier Mrs. Doubtfire. It’s a revenge tale as an escaped convict pretends to be an old woman running a doll store… as he exacts his revenge on those that let him wrongfully rot in prison by shrinking them 1/3 their height. You know, a totally sane and normal plot for a film.
It’s pretty good, actually. Barrymore doesn’t make a good looking woman, but that’s kind of the point. It’s just a really odd bird of a film, one of those “can’t really believe this one exists” types.
Today’s photo comes from the making of the film and features Lionel Barrymore having a smoke while in his Madame Mandilip get-up. Hope you enjoy, click to enlargen.
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Tomorrow’s pic shows the beginning of a beautiful friendship.