1000 Misspent Hours says,
you have not witnessed the man’s full scenery-chewing might until you have seen The Devil Doll, and taken in the awesome spectacle of Lionel Barrymore acting in drag!and closes with this:
On the whole, I’d say the bad counterbalances the good almost exactly, and someone considering watching The Devil Doll should probably base their decision on how much female impersonation from a middle-aged ham they think they can take.Moria says, "Outside of Lionel Barrymore though, the story of The Devil-Doll is slight and melodramatic". Rotten Tomatoes gives it 100%. 100%? Wow!