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28 September 1920 (Denmark) See more »
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John Barrymore ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde

Brandon Hurst ... Sir George Carewe

Martha Mansfield ... Millicent Carewe
Charles Lane ... Dr. Lanyon
Cecil Clovelly ... Edward Enfield

Nita Naldi ... Miss Gina

Louis Wolheim ... Music Hall Proprietor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alma Aiken ... Extra (uncredited)
J. Malcolm Dunn ... John Utterson (uncredited)

Julia Hurley ... Hyde's Landlady with Lamp (uncredited)
Jack McHugh ... Street Kid-Raises fist to Mr. Hyde (uncredited)
George Stevens ... Poole - Jekyll's Butler (uncredited)
Edgard Varèse ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
John S. Robertson 
Writing credits
Robert Louis Stevenson (by)

Clara Beranger (scenario) (as Clara S. Beranger)

Thomas Russell Sullivan  play (uncredited)
Oscar Wilde  novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (uncredited)

Produced by
Adolph Zukor .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Roy F. Overbaugh (photographed by) (as Roy Overbaugh)
Art Direction by
William Cameron Menzies (uncredited)
Clark Robinson (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Charles O. Seessel (decorations)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shaw Lovett .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert M. Haas .... architecture
Editorial Department
Karl Malkames .... negative cutter (1971 alternate version)
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Crew verified as complete

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49 min | 67 min (1971 alternate version) | 73 min (Kino Print) | 82 min (DVD) | 79 min (Kino version, on
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2009) | Finland:K-16 (1921) | Germany:12 | Portugal:17 (director's cut) | UK:A | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Unrated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Many adaptations of the Robert Louis Stevenson's novelette were written as plays and performed; the earliest in the United States by Thomas Russell Sullivan opened in Boston on 9 May 1887 and moved to New York City on 12 May 1887.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the giant spider apparition (manifestation of Hyde) climbs onto Jekyll's bed, the legs of the actor manipulating the costume are clearly visible.See more »
Sir George Carew:What's the matter - afraid of Temptation?See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Teenage Jekyll and Hyde (1963)See more »


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21 out of 23 people found the following review useful.

That this famous film version of the Stephenson classic, perhaps the first really great American thriller, was enormously aided by John Barrymore's extraordinary abilities is universally appreciated. Nearly forgotten now, however, is the fact the movie's success was also due to the exceptional beauty, marvellously captured, of Ziegfeld Follies showgirl Martha Mansfield in one of her first leading screen roles, that of the ingenue love interest to Barrymore's Dr. Jekyll incarnation.

The picture's period setting provided the ideal backdrop for Mansfield's delicate blonde looks and delightfully coy demeanor. It also gave the budding favorite ample excuse to wear the romantic chiffon creations of the couturiere "Lucile" (Lady Duff-Gordon), which are seen to best advantage in the dinner party scenes. To coincide with the release of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (March 28, 1920), Martha Mansfield was sufficiently publicity-savvy to pose in her latest Lucile gowns for a double page photo-spread in "Harper's Bazaar" (March 1920).

Mansfield's popularity in the Paramount horror film lead her to be chosen by producer David Selznick to succeed Olive Thomas as the studio's top star upon the latter's shocking death in Paris. Tragically Mansfield was destined for a similar end, for only four years later she died of burns sustained when her costume caught fire while shooting a movie on location in Texas.

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