Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug it is already too late... Written by
Mark J. Popp <email@example.com>
The sound of the pounding heart in the transformation scene was Rouben Mamoulian's own, recorded after he ran up and down the stairs for two minutes. See more »
When Hyde first meets Ivy, he tells her he knows she lives in some pig sty on Baptin's Court. But later, a news item about Ivy identifies her address as Diadem Court. (The closed-captioning in the first scene actually reads "Diadem Court" despite what Hyde is heard saying.) See more »
You should go out, sir. London offers many amusements for a gentlemen like you, sir.
Yes, but gentlemen like me daren't take advantage of them, Poole. Gentlemen like me have to be very careful of what we do or say.
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I recently picked up a DVD with both copies of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde one starring Frederic March from 1931 and the latter with Spencer Tracy in 1941. What I found interesting is how great the special effects were as Jekyll transformed into Hyde. It was amazing considering that it was 1931. Miriam Hopkins was vivacious and appealed nicely to the dark sexual side of Hyde. This version gave a fleeting glimpse of skin that would not be seen post code. But that is not the appeal the real attraction is March who is stellar in his portrayal of both characters. The pennance Jekyll does as he laments his murder makes for a neat ending and his transformation as he dies back to the good doctor.
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