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The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960)

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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Complete credited cast:
Paul Massie ...
Kitty Jekyll
Paul Allen
Dr. Ernst Litauer
Norma Marla ...
Francis De Wolff ...
Joy Webster ...


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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Release Date:

3 May 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of Fright  »

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£146,417 (estimated)

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(RCA Sound Recording)



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2.35 : 1
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Laurence Harvey was Hammer's first choice for the starring role, and while the star was keen to do it, Harvey's agent thought it would be a bad career move, so the actor ultimately turned it down. See more »


Clubman: Damn bad luck you have been having, I hear, Allen, old man.
Paul Allen: Damn bad luck.
Clubman: Oh, well. Luck's a bitch, old boy
Clubman: .
Paul Allen: I shouldn't think so... Always have the best possible luck with bitches. Almost always, anyway.
Clubman: [laughs heartily] Well I'm swill.
[drinks and walks way]
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A good Hammer Studios film.
9 September 1999 | by (dea. hts. mi. u.s.a.) – See all my reviews

A good Hammer Film. The plot is keeping with in the Jekyll-Hyde story. Christopher Lee is in it, and so is sexy Dawn Adams. The snake dancer in the night club is one of the best I have ever watched! I was watching a documentary on the history of Hammer Films, and one of the producers said this film was not well recieved, for a B- Horror Movie I strongley dissagree.

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