Her ways Are Death by Jack Mann (1940)
Mechanical Devil (1400s)
Displayed at Applied Arts Collections Museum in the Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy, this automaton is carved from wood. From the Wunderkammer of Ludovico Settala.
You could make these mechanical devils stick their tongues out, howl, and make creepy faces by turning the device.
It is clear now but may have been less visible in 1955 that Plato is gay and has a crush on Jim; at the planetarium, he touches his shoulder caressingly…Jim gives Plato a lift home and Plato asks him, “Hey, you want to come home with me? I mean, there’s nobody home at my house, and heck, I’m not tired. Are you?” But Jim glances in the direction of Judy’s house, and then so does Plato, ruefully.