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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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George Hastings
Gloria Talbott ...
Janet Smith
Arthur Shields ...
Dr. Lomas
John Dierkes ...
Jacob
Molly McCart ...
Maid Maggie (as Mollie McCard)
Martha Wentworth ...
Mrs. Merchant
Marjorie Stapp ...
Woman Getting Dressed
Reita Green ...
Young Woman (as Rita Greene)
Marel Page ...
Young Man
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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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Blood-hungry spawn of the world's most bestial fiend!

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Fantasy | Horror

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28 July 1957 (USA)  »

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Die Totengruft des Dr. Jekyll  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Released on a double bill with The Cyclops (1957), also starring Gloria Talbott. See more »

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Although the film is set in the early 20th century, at one point in the background you can see a 1956 Chevy and a 1956 Ford pass by. See more »

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The introduction and the outro are unbelievably corny
15 January 2003 | by (hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Most of the time this movie is creepy and decently shot reminding me at best of "Night of the Hunter" and at worst of atmospheric fog machine filled horror. I thought of "Night of the Hunter" during the scene where the Daughter waits outside her father's tomb while in the same shot we see the big village man carving a stake. Very ominous. That said, the stake death is the worst I've seen.

The technique of superimposing one shot over another for action/dream sequences worked well in my opinion, but others may find it unoriginal. Monster make-up and blood effects were pretty good. Over all the movie is serious with a comic moment I liked with the Monster showing obvious joy as he views a women in her night clothes through an open window. The narration at the beginning and the Monster's ridiculous line don't fit the mood of the picture.


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