In India, 1907, a hideous doll looks on as the British forces battle the locals. In England, Colonel Masters returns to his home in England and his housekeeper, Miss Danton, greets him. Masters’ niece, Monica, comes down to greet him and he’s shocked to see that she has a new doll: the hideous-faced figurine. Miss Danton explains that it arrived from India and she thought that Masters had sent it. Monica says that the doll sings and talks, and refuses to get it up for a new one...Read the full recap
Host: We move now from ships like the Titanic and the Andrea Dorea to a small fragment of history. This little collector's item here dates back a few hundred years to the British Indian colonial period. Proving only that sometimes the least likely objects can be filled with the most likely horror. Our painting is called The Doll and this one you'd best not play with.
Colonel Masters: My trade is soldiering. And it's a proper pity that this respected profession isn't a shade less honorable and a share more remunerative.
Pandit Chola: Best remain awake, Colonel. The doll has teeth... and the teeth have poison. And there is no medicine on earth to save you.