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