MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,286 this week

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (II) (1920)

 -  Short | Drama | Horror  -  April 1920 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director:

(as Charles J. Hayden)

Writers:

(scenario) (as Charles J. Hayden) , (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 732 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
 
a list of 220 titles
created 28 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 9982 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 315 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jekyll & Hyde (TV Movie 1990)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Henry Jekyll is a troubled man. His wife died of pneumonia. He wants his sister-in-law, but her father forbids any contact. And his experiments into the dual nature of man have yielded a ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: Michael Caine, Cheryl Ladd, Joss Ackland
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie 2008)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Dr. Jekyll, unable to stop himself from transforming into the murderous Mr. Hyde, wants his attorney to secure him a speedy trial, a guilty verdict and a quick execution.

Director: Paolo Barzman
Stars: Dougray Scott, Krista Bridges, Tom Skerritt
Frankenstein (TV Movie 1992)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Dr. Victor Frankenstein creates his creature, who escapes into the countryside to find that humanity has only pain and sorrow for him. But a psychic link between created and creator draws ... See full summary »

Director: David Wickes
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Randy Quaid, John Mills
Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Paul Massie, Dawn Addams, Christopher Lee
Frankenstein (1910)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director: J. Searle Dawley
Stars: Mary Fuller, Charles Ogle, Augustus Phillips
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.

Directors: Rupert Julian, Lon Chaney, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley
Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry
Faust (1926)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan
Horror

The good and evil within humankind collide in a horrific confrontation in this true-to-the-text retelling of Stevenson's classic story.

Director: B. Luciano Barsuglia
Stars: Gianni Capaldi, Shaun Paul Piccinino, David Beatty
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Herbert Brenon
Stars: King Baggot, Jane Gail, Matt Snyder
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Sheldon Lewis ...
Doctor Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Alex Shannon ...
Dr. Lanyon (as Alexander Shannon)
Dora Mills Adams ...
Mrs. Lanyon
Gladys Field ...
Bernice Lanyon
Harold Foshay ...
Edward Utterson (as Harold Forshay)
Leslie Austin ...
Edit

Storyline

In this third version of the classic Stevenson novel filmed in 1920, Jekyll, dreaming he develops a potion which separates the good and evil sides of his personality, decides upon awaking that the consequences of his experiments are too dangerous and abandons them. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama | Horror

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 1920 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr Džekil i g. Hajd  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A producer named Louis Meyer produced the film. He has been confused with Louis B. Mayer of later MGM fame as the two men have like sounding names but different spellings. See more »

Connections

Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Violence, violence, Violence
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

*** (out of 4)

Third version of this classic tale from 1920 isn't nearly as known as the Barrymore version nor is it sought after like the lost Murnau version. In this version Sheldon Lewis plays Dr. Jekyll who drinks a potion that turns him into the murderous Mr. Hyde. This is certainly a lot better than the reputation would have you believe and it could stand next to the Barrymore version and I'd argue that it's one of the better versions all around if you accept it as a cult item that tells the story so unlike any other version from the silent era. The film runs a very fast paced 47-minutes and best of all is that the majority of this running time deals with the murderous Jekyll. The violence is a lot stronger here than in any of the silent versions I've seen and the ending is nicely done until we get something else tacked on. Lewis is good, if over the top, as Jekyll but the transformation scenes are rather weak. Certainly worth searching for.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A little bit about Sheldon bloopville
Discuss Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?