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The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

 -  Horror | Romance | Sci-Fi  -  3 May 1961 (USA)
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Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

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Dr. Henry Jekyll is a dull, bookish scientist who spends more time with his lab animals testing theories of alternate personalities than with his beautiful, young wife. Kitty Jekyll has given up trying to find any passion in her distant, preoccupied husband and is involved in an affair with one of Jekyll's old 'friends,' Paul Allen, a weak slacker and wastrel who relies on Jekyll to pay his numerous gambling debts. After experimenting on himself, the bearded, tweedy Jekyll transforms himself into the young, dynamic, and self-confidant Edward Hyde. In his new character he befriends Allen, who has no idea that this clean-cut, handsome playboy prone to outbursts of violence is really Jekyll. As Hyde, he encourages Allen to introduce him to the dark underbelly of London's night life including opium dens and sex clubs, where he begins an affair with the sensual courtesan Maria, an exotic dancer and snake charmer. When he tries to seduce Allen's mistress, in reality his own wife, he is ... Written by duke 1029@aol.com

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Christopher Lee's role was written especially for him, and remains one of his personal favorites. See more »

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Paul Allen: [as the scantily clad Maria walks by their table going to her dressing room] Ah, Maria! The unattainable Eve with her apples and snakes.
Maria: [Politely] It's a pleasure to see you again, Mr. Allen.
Paul Allen: You have a new admirer, my dear, Mr. Edward Hyde.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: [Obviously attracted to her] Enchanted! My sincere compliments.
Maria: You are most kind, Mr. Hyde.
Paul Allen: Such natural manners. She only uses Christian names in bed.
[Insulted, Maria throws a drink from the table in his face]
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Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) See more »

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Not bad
8 June 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this in the movies on on early TV, and it has stuck with me all these years later. Probably as good a version of the RLS story as any except for the 1931 Frederic March version. Hammer really outdid itself, in one of its earliest horror outings. See it if you can. It puts many more recent, larger budgeted versions to shame.


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