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Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England

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Slim
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Tubby
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Craig Stevens ...
Bruce Adams
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Vicky Edwards
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Inspector
John Dierkes ...
Batley
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Storyline

Slim and Tubby are American cops in London to study police tactics. They wind up in jail and are bailed out by Dr. Jekyll. Jekyll has been murdering fellow doctors who laugh at his experiments. He has more murders in mind. At one point the serum that turns Jekyll into the murderous Hyde gets injected into Tubby. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Laughs Are Twice as MONSTER-OUS as Ever Before! See more »


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Release Date:

1 August 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Boris Karloff only really played Dr. Jekyll in this film. Once the makeup transformation scenes were over, stuntman Eddie Parker did every scene as Mr. Hyde. This was even tipped off to audiences through publicity stills for the film, which showed both Karloff and Parker in makeup standing next to each other. See more »

Goofs

When Costello was standing by the mannequin of George Washington, the mannequin blinked. See more »


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Performed by Helen Westcott
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Laughs, Lunacy, and Karloff

Abbott and Costello started with Frankenstein in 1948, and then proceeded to meet all the great monsters. In this film, the cowardly, hilarious duo team up with the King of Horror, Boris Karloff, as the misguided, evil Dr. Jekyll and his counterpart as the malicious, psychotic Mr. Hyde. This is the next best horror-comedy film for the duo after Frankenstein. It has wonderful sets, funny moments, and fantastic makeup as various individuals turn into Hyde-like beasts and Lou turns into a giant mouse. Karloff somehow remains his ever so serious self, amidst the slapstick humour. You can all most look in his eyes and see him thinking he is above this, but he turns in a very nice performance nonetheless.


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