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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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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 »
User Reviews:
Christopher Lee smiling tenderly?!? See more (26 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)
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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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Additional Details

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 »
Quotes:
Dr. Henry Jekyll:I'm new to your wicked city.
Cabby:[after Jekyll is out of earshot] It's only wicked if you're poor, sir.
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Movie Connections:
Version of Mary Reilly (1996)See more »

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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Christopher Lee smiling tenderly?!?, 18 February 2007
Author: Mart Sander from www.martsander.com

Very nice and quite original adaptation of this often (ab)used material. This is probably the only version where Hyde is actually more handsome, social and sexy - even in a sort of school-boyish way to begin with - than Jekyll, who is a total wet blanket. There is indeed one of the sexiest performances by Christopher Lee in the film. I'm very happy he isn't in the lead role - I suggest he would have been directed to be his usual grim and menacing self again. Instead of that we get a smiling, easy-going Lee, dripping with wicked charm and sexuality. There aren't many available films to see him still under 40, so if you are a fan of his, I suggest you check this one out. Sure, it tends to be a bit melodramatic, but fortunately everyone around the poor, misunderstood Jekyll is so delightfully evil - his double-crossing wife, and double double-crossing friend - that the dramatic outbursts are nicely suppressed. Also, you get a very intimate close up at the holiest of holies of a scantily dressed snake charmer, and we get the "b"-word loud and clear - rather nice for 1960. Nice sets, nice Victorian frolics, very good looking cast, and generally a more fun version of the book than we usually get. I only have a strange looking pan and scan bootleg version of this film, which obviously was shot in widescreen. Typical vibrant colours of the period, good score and expert direction plus mostly proper British accent from everyone in the cast. I'm very glad I stumbled upon this film, and should I ever see a legitimate widescreen version released, I'd snatch it without a second thought. I'm rich, you see.

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