Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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The Doll 

The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker. He tries to track down the woman who modeled for it.

Director:

Phil Joanou

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
John Lithgow ... John Walters
Anne Helm ... Mary Dickenson (as Annie Helm)
Sharon Spelman ... Sally
John Christopher Jones John Christopher Jones ... Vin Colbeck
Rain Phoenix ... Doris (as Rainbow Phoenix)
Albert Hague ... Mr. Liebemacher
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The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker. He tries to track down the woman who modeled for it.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This script was originally written for the fifth season The Twilight Zone (1959), but it was canceled, along with several other scripts, when producer William Froug replaced Bert Granet. See more »

Quotes

John Walters: I know I'm not much to look at, but there is the added bonus that I don't have any money, either!
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Cute little tale that shows everyone must have a friend in some form!
25 January 2016 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This "Amazing Stories" episode called "The Doll" is touching and sentimental a heart warming tale of finding happiness. It stars the terrific character actor John Lithgow as a educated and nice yet lonely unmarried guy who passes his time visiting a doll shop and talking with the owner. Only the Lithgow character decides to purchase a doll for his little niece. Only he feels guilt and takes the doll home for himself and as he expected this is no ordinary doll! As after play dinners and talk with the doll it's like things are taking off in a very different form. Soon he discovers that this doll can be a real person as it's true a doll and person can be all in one. And his lonely days are over as he's found love in a doll making love for him to so he can love a real woman in the same form.


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