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Heads We Go / The Charming Deceiver (1933) Monty Banks, Constance Cummings, Frank Lawton, Binnie Barnes, Comedy

The Charming Deceiver (1933)
Haughty Hollywood movie star Dorothy Kay (Constance Cummings) doesn’t know it, but she has an exact double, impoverished British lass Betty Smith (also Constance Cummings). As part of a scheme to wreak vengeance on snooty hotel clerk Otis Doves (Gus McNaughton), newspaper heir Toby Tyrrell (Frank Lawton) talks Betty into posing as Dorothy. The ruse works beautifully, until the inevitable happens and the real Dorothy shows up. Constance Cummings had already proven her skill with dual roles in Harold Lloyd’s Movie Crazy (1932), but she’s just wasting her talents in this tired quota quickie. Heads We Go was released in the U.S. as The Charming Deceiver.
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The Devil-Doll (1936) Tod Browning, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O’Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Sci-Fi, Horror

The Devil-Doll (1936)
Paul Lavond was a respected banker in Paris when he was framed for robbery and murder by crooked associates and sent to Devil’s Island. Years later, he escapes with a friend, a scientist who was working on a method to reduce humans to a height of mere inches (all for the good of humanity, of course). Lavond however is consumed with hatred for the men who betrayed him, and takes the scientist’s methods back to Paris to exact painful revenge.
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