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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Passed | | Horror, Sci-Fi | September 1941 (USA)
Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

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Dr. John Lanyon
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The Bishop
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Poole
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Frederick Worlock ...
Dr. Heath (as Frederic Worlock)
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Intern Fenwick
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Denis Green ...
Freddie
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Mr. Weller
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Old Prouty
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Storyline

Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone. Experiments reveal his evil side, named Hyde. Experience teaches him how evil Hyde can be: he kills Ivy who earlier expressed interest in Jekyll and Sir Charles, Jekyll's fiancée's father. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Also Known As:

El hombre y la bestia  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The studio had originally cast Ingrid Bergman in the Beatrix Emery role and Lana Turner in the Ivy Peterson role. Bergman felt the role of Ivy was more challenging and persuaded the producers to switch roles with Turner. See more »

Goofs

Ivy knocks Mr Hyde's bottle of champagne off the table, but later he lifts it from the table to smash over a man's head. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Henry Jekyll: [as Mr. Hyde] The World is yours, my darling, but the moment is mine!
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Connections

Spoofed in Here Come the Munsters (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

See Me Dance the Polka
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by George Grossmith
Additional Lyrics by John Lee Mahin
Sung by Alice Mock in the "Palace of Frivolties" show
Reprised by Ingrid Bergman
Whistled by Spencer Tracy (whistling dubbed by Robert Bradford)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
24 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie for the first time a few days ago and really enjoyed it. I must say I was a little surprised by the bits of "erotic" imagery. I wonder what people thought of that back in 1941. The performances by Ingrid Bergman and Spencer Tracy were very good. Ingrid is mesmerizing and beautifully effervescent. Her strange accent though is at first hard to comprehend. (Is she supposed to be Swedish, Irish, Cockney or what?) It's also fun to see how they managed the special effects - if you look closely at any one of the action scenes involving Mr. Hyde, there are many very obvious stunt doubles and other endearing "mistakes". I also thought it had just enough philosophical underpinnings to make it not just a old fluff "horror" movie.


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