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

 -  Short | Drama | Horror  -  April 1920 (USA)
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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.

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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 ...
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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>

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Dr Džekil i g. Hajd  »

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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 »

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Spoofed in The Impatient Patient (1942) See more »

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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.


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