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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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Cast

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Sir Charles Emery
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Sam Higgins
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The Bishop
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Mrs. Higgins
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Dr. Heath (as Frederic Worlock)
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Intern Fenwick
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Marcia
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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It CHILLS you! Half-MAN! Half-MONSTER! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Passed | See all certifications »

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September 1941 (USA)  »

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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 character of Ivy Peterson was taken not from Robert Louis Stevenson's original novella, but from the 1931 film version. Ivy never appears in the original story, nor, for that matter, does Jekyll's fiancée. See more »

Goofs

In the fight with Sir Charles Emery, Hyde loses his hat. In the next instant it's back on. 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

Featured in You Can't Fool a Camera (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

See Me Dance the Polka
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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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"Tracy's performance still gives me nightmares"
12 November 2012 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I think what made Spencer Tracy so good in this role was that his prior movies showed the actor as he seemed to be, a nice guy. As Dr. Jekyll, he is a caring and understanding doctor, but when turning into Hyde we see a performance unlike any Mr. Tracy has played before. Hyde is all evil, totally delighted by being menacing with no regard to anyone else. For this reason I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good thriller, without the gore. The rest of the cast is excellent, especially Ingrid Bergman as Ivy, who is the subject of Hyde's sick amusement. This is a chilling movie, made in black and white which seems to add to the suspense.


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