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Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play) and
Percy Heath (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
3 January 1932 (USA) See more »
Put yourself in her place! The dreaded night when her lover became a madman!
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fredric March ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde

Miriam Hopkins ... Ivy Pearson

Rose Hobart ... Muriel Carew

Holmes Herbert ... Dr. John Lanyon
Halliwell Hobbes ... Brig. Gen. Danvers Carew
Edgar Norton ... Poole
Tempe Pigott ... Mrs. Hawkins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ... Ivy's Admirer at Music Hall (uncredited)

Leonard Carey ... Briggs - Lanyon's Butler (uncredited)
Frank Goddard ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Pat Harmon ... Music Hall Customer (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... Police Inspector (uncredited)

Tom London ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)

Arnold Lucy ... Utterson (uncredited)

Murdock MacQuarrie ... Dissenting Doctor at Lecture (uncredited)

Eric Mayne ... Lanyon's Associate at Lecture (uncredited)
G.L. McDonnell ... Hobson - Carew's Butler (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Music Hall Waiter (uncredited)

Douglas Walton ... Blond Student (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Briggs - Lanyon's Butler (uncredited)

Directed by
Rouben Mamoulian 
Writing credits
Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play) and
Percy Heath (screen play)

Robert Louis Stevenson (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Adolph Zukor .... executive producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Karl Struss (photographed by)
Film Editing by
William Shea (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Wally Westmore .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Lee .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
M.M. Paggi .... sound (uncredited)
Chick Collins .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
George T. Clemens .... second camera (uncredited)
Harry Hallenberger .... second camera (uncredited)
Gordon Head .... still photographer (uncredited)
Charles Leahy .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Fleet Southcott .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Herman Hand .... music adaptor: Bach (uncredited)
Rudolph G. Kopp .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Ralph Rainger .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
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98 min | 96 min (TCM print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (1975) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 (1933) | Finland:(Banned) (1932) | Netherlands:6 (2004) (DVD) | Sweden:15 | UK:12A (2008) | UK:12 (1997) (uncut) | UK:A (1932) (cut) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1002-R: 22 June 1935 for re-release)

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The eighth most popular movie at the U.S. box office for 1932.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: At the beginning of the movie, when Jekyll is putting on his cape in the "mirror", the reflection of a crewmember can be seen flitting across his stomach in the glass.See more »
Mr. Hyde:[after strangling Ivy] Isn't Hyde a lover after your own heart?See more »
Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ in F Minor, BWV 639See more »


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21 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
March's Hyde, 27 April 2005
Author: MovieReporter from United Kingdom

An exceptional cast and intelligent direction seals the quality of the first 'talkie' version of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale. Often hailed as the best of the many screen adaptations of the story, director Robert Moumalin exploits the symbolic potential of the tale as well as boldly tapping into popular Freudian trends concerning sexual repression. The result is not a by-the-numbers rendition but an effective interpretation with quirks and dimensions of its own. Yet the film belongs to Frederic March who scooped an Oscar for his sensational dual role. Although as Jekyll he unfortunately has to trade flowery romantic dialogue with Rose Hobart, there can be no disputing the menace of his Hyde, with his simian-like appearance, top hat, cloak and cane, who turns cockney hooker Miriam Hopkins' life into a nightmare. It's a breathtaking transformation both physically (thanks to stellar make-up and special effects) and artistically and is undoubtedly the centrepiece of this excellent vintage classic.

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