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Director:
Writer:
Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 May 1961 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Sometimes, Terror Has A Handsome Face. See more »
Plot:
Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A Hammer In Hyde-ing See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Paul Massie ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
Dawn Addams ... Kitty Jekyll

Christopher Lee ... Paul Allen
David Kossoff ... Dr. Ernst Litauer
Norma Marla ... Maria
Francis De Wolff ... Inspector
Joy Webster ... Jenny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Andipa ... Gypsy Girl (uncredited)
Frank Atkinson ... Groom (uncredited)
Archie Baker ... Singer (uncredited)
Glenn Beck ... Young Blood (uncredited)
John Bonney ... Renfrew (uncredited)
Ralph Broadbent ... Singer (uncredited)
Alan Browning ... Young Blood (uncredited)
Rodney Burke ... Young Blood (uncredited)
Percy Cartwright ... Coroner (uncredited)
Dennis Cleary ... Waiter (uncredited)
Bandana Das Gupta ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
J. Trevor Davies ... Officer (uncredited)
Roy Denton ... Business Man (uncredited)
Pauline Dukes ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Clifford Earl ... Young Blood (uncredited)
Janina Faye ... Jane, deafmute child (uncredited)
Felix Felton ... First Gambler (uncredited)
Kenneth Firth ... Business Man (uncredited)
Helen Goss ... Nanny (uncredited)

Walter Gotell ... Heverton - Second Gambler (uncredited)
Hazel Graeme ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Lucy Griffiths ... Tavern Woman (uncredited)
Carole Haynes ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Prudence Hyman ... Tavern Woman (uncredited)
Doreen Ismail ... Second Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Anthony Jacobs ... Third Gambler (uncredited)
Josephine Jay ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
William Kendall ... Clubman (uncredited)
Roberta Kirkwood ... Second Brass (uncredited)
Jean Long ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Lovegrove ... Cabby (uncredited)
George McGrath ... Business Man (uncredited)
Alex Miller ... Singer (uncredited)
Magda Miller ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
John Moore ... Officer (uncredited)
Anthony Pendrell ... Cabinet Minister (uncredited)

Oliver Reed ... Tough (uncredited)
Laurence Richardson ... Singer (uncredited)
Marilyn Ridge ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Doug Robinson ... Boxer (uncredited)
Joe Robinson ... Corinthian (uncredited)
Gundel Sargent ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Patricia Sayers ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Shirli Scott-James ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Moyna Sharwin ... Sphinx Girl (uncredited)
Denis Shaw ... Tavern Customer (uncredited)
Pauline Shepherd ... Mary, the young prostitute (uncredited)
Fred Stone ... Cabinet Minister (uncredited)
Donald Tandy ... Rogers - Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Joan Tyrrell ... The Major Domo (uncredited)
Mackenzie Ward ... Business Man (uncredited)
Joyce Wren ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Fisher 
 
Writing credits
Wolf Mankowitz (screenplay)

Robert Louis Stevenson  novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (uncredited)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... producer
Anthony Nelson Keys .... associate producer (as Anthony Nelson-Keys)
 
Original Music by
David Heneker 
Monty Norman 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Asher 
 
Film Editing by
Eric Boyd-Perkins 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Robinson 
 
Art Direction by
Don Mingaye 
 
Costume Design by
Mayo 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Ivy Emmerton .... hairdresser
 
Production Management
Clifford Parkes .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Peverall .... assistant director
Hugh Harlow .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Archie Ludski .... sound editor
Jock May .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Len Harris .... camera operator
Tom Edwards .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Molly Arbuthnot .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
David Heneker .... songs composed by
John Hollingsworth .... musical supervisor
Monty Norman .... songs composed by
 
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity
Julie Mendez .... dance director
 

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Also Known As:
"House of Fright" - USA (informal alternative title)
"Jekyll's Inferno" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
Christopher Lee's role was written especially for him, and remains one of his personal favorites.See more »
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Dr. Henry Jekyll:London and I are virgins to one another.See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A Hammer In Hyde-ing, 28 April 2008
Author: michaeldukey2000 from United States

If you've seen this offbeat entry in the stable of Hammer's early remakes of the classic horror's then you've either encountered this rarity on ebay or caught it on TV or the cinema ages ago.

I was fortunate enough to copy a friend's video cassette that was offered briefly in the U.S. in the early nineties only on EP speed and mastered from a fading,reddish,16mm pan and scan T.V. version that had the word "Hell" bleeped out twice.

Seeing as how the studio had done well with adult color versions of Dracula,Frankenstein and The Mummy it would seem like a natural for them to tackle The Robert Louis Stephenson story with their usual teaming of Lee and Cushing and with the appropriate amount of blood and thunder, Alas,they opted for an ambitious and riskier approach to go for more sexual innuendo ,Freudian subtext and underplayed classiness.All of these things are good when they work but unfortunately the pace is very leaden and the horror aspects of the story have been made extremely tame in order to get away with the psycho sexual aspects which must have been titillating for 1960 but not so much anymore. The best part of The Movie is watching Christopher Lee make the most of a very juicy supporting role as a likable womanizer with a gambling problem who seduces Jekyll's neglected wife and constantly puts the touch on the Doc for money. Lee wisely sets aside his Shakespearean tendencies and gives a a very believable non-hammy characterization.It would have been nice to have Cushing pop up as Jekyll's medical compatriate but sadly,no.

Paul Massey has the far more difficult dual role but really can't pull it off opposite a pro like Lee and the film suffers for it. Part of the fault must lie with the script and the usually talented direction of Terrance Fisher. Massey is better in the under realized but tortured role of the boorish Dr. Jekyll, who is not as philanthropic in this version. As the bratty and somehwat naive Mr Hyde Massey is Handsome but vaguely sounds like Winnie The Pooh and is far to easily foiled in his attempts at evil until the final 20 minutes.

The concept of Hyde using the transformation to finally allow Jekyll to get some action with wifey Dawn Adams and to revenge himself for the adultery of best friend Lee was novel but without the suspense or the colorful violence of the previous Hammer vehicles this one will disappoint many fans of the genre. If you are a fan of the studio and want to see a lost curio by all means go for it. It's not a bad film jut slow and misguided and if you have an eye for the ladies then relax and enjoy the scenery because it's adorned with lot's of feminine eye candy. Look for Oliver Reed in a small part as a pimp in the first twenty minutes or so. At this point I don't think it's been offered to DVD.

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