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28 September 1920 (Denmark) See more »
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
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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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In the short Renaissance flashback memory sequence, where Hyde is explaining to Gina about the poisonous mysteries of his secret ring, set pieces and costumes were brought from "The Jest". That was a hit play in which John Barrymore had starred with brother Lionel Barrymore on Broadway in 1919 before shooting this picture.See more »
Revealing mistakes: After the first transformation scene when Hyde attempts to change back into Jekyll, as he throws himself onto the floor, you can see one of his prosthetic fingers fly off.See more »
Sir George Carew:[to Jekyll] A man cannot destroy the savage in him by denying its impulses. They only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.See more »
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John Barrymore-The Definitive Hyde, 29 September 2002
Author: Space_Mafune from Newfoundland, Canada

This silent-era classic stars the one and only John Barrymore in the lead role. Barrymore's performance is clearly the one since most imitated by others. It is likely his performance as Hyde here that influenced later cartoon versions and what have you. The menacing stare, those creepy large hands held high ready to strike, the crouched over position, the evil intent in the eyes and the brow. Barrymore is simply fantastic and he pulls this off with much less make-up than many others. It's amazing how he can also pull off playing the tormented Dr. Jekyll-the complete opposite of Hyde perfectly and shows his tremendous range as an actor.

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