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Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 28 July 1957 (USA)
A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.




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Credited cast:
George Hastings
Janet Smith
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John Dierkes ...
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Marel Page ...
Young Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Terrell


A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Blood-hungry spawn of the world's most bestial fiend!


Fantasy | Horror


Unrated | See all certifications »




Release Date:

28 July 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Totengruft des Dr. Jekyll  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Released on a double bill with The Cyclops (1957), also starring Gloria Talbott. See more »


Boom mic visible numerous times throughout the movie. Once at 14 minutes into the movie, another at 37 minutes, 40 minutes, and 47 minutes. Plus a few more times. See more »


Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1996) See more »

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Gloria Talbott rocks, John Agar's on the rocks
1 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Or, perhaps skids is more like it. How did John Agar get such wretched work as this in between films with John Wayne? (All right, I suppose most Wayne films are schlock, too.)

But, this is Dr. Jekyll's daughter. And he looks silly as her husband. This is a ridiculous Universal wanna-be, complete with a family estate and curse. The whole werewolf explaination for this curse is very contrary to Robert Louis Stevenson's original conception.

But, the werewolf ploy is not enough. DAUGHTER...is so boring, that I defy anyone to sit through it twice. I was in a coma by the time the end finally came.

Gloria Talbott rules, though. She is the quintessential mid-50's scream queen. She always played an able woman, but it always took a man by her side to work things out in the end(this time it is Agar). Talbott's appearances in this film and, THE CYCLOPS(the same year) cemented her image into many a Saturday-matinee patrons' mind.

Is this before or after Agar divorced Shirley Temple? This is certainly not the most pickled he looked(he looks more bleary-eyed in his later, Larry Buchanan period), but he looks just a little too cheery in some scenes. Maybe he was happy that the filming would soon be over.

I was glad when DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL was over. Unless you're a Gloria Talbott fan, skip it.

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