The Toys of Fate (1921)
Toy store owner meets Fate himself, a dirty, spiteful, mean-spirited old man, whose only delights are manipulation and destruction. The hopelessness of the toyman’s position is never in question, giving the tale a truly dark, driven, and fatalistic effect. By the author of “Spurs,” the short story that was the basis for Tod Browning’s 1932 film Freaks.
Reviewed by: Nat Hocken