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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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Paul Massie ...
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Kitty Jekyll
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Paul Allen
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Dr. Ernst Litauer
Norma Marla ...
Maria
Francis De Wolff ...
Inspector
Joy Webster ...
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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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This is the third and final Hammer adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". The previous two were The Ugly Duckling (1959) and Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) See more »

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Dr. Henry Jekyll: [to Litauer] Resigning my appointment freed me from idiots who are no more scientists than I am a priest!
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Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980) See more »

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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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