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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama  -  7 January 1968 (USA)
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This made-for-television adaptation doesn't waste time with preliminaries. Within 15 minutes of its opening, Dr. Henry Jekyll has already experimented on himself with a concoction that he'd... See full summary »

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Mr. George Devlin
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Torin Thatcher ...
Sir John Turnbull
Rex Sevenoaks ...
Dr. Wright
Gillie Fenwick ...
Elizabeth Cole ...
Hattie (as Liz Cole)
Duncan Lamont ...
Sergeant Grimes
Paul Harding ...
Constable Johnson
Oskar Homolka ...
Stryker
Tessie O'Shea ...
Tessie O'Toole
Jeanette Landis ...
Liz (as Jeannette Landis)
Liza Creighton ...
Billie
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Gwyn Thomas
Donald Webster ...
Garvis
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This made-for-television adaptation doesn't waste time with preliminaries. Within 15 minutes of its opening, Dr. Henry Jekyll has already experimented on himself with a concoction that he'd hoped would neutralize his baser instincts but which releases without inhibition his long-repressed animal inclinations. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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There was more makeup on Jack Palance than met the eye: makeup artist Dick Smith "corrected" Palance's broken nose (as Dr. Jekyll), with a small foam latex prosthetic appliance, to give him a more handsome appearance. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Lanyon: Gentlemen, have you ever contemplated the horror of eternal damnation?
Dr. Wright: [chuckling] Well, not in terms of myself, no!
Dr. Lanyon: [very serious] Then do contemplate it - in terms of Henry Jekyll.
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Connections

Version of Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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(sung by Tessie O'Toole)
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The best version of the story I have ever seen
14 October 2006 | by (Reno, Nevada, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out on TV and at least one other time on TV. Seems like it was made for TV by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, as I recall. I had read the book and had seen several movie versions and was delighted at the vigor and believability that Jack Palance brought to the title role(s). As someone else has said here, I think it was the closest rendition of the book as well. He was good as both the good doctor and as Hyde, but was remarkable in bringing Hyde to life without much makeup, rather with the strength of his acting. His physical vigor was a part of it too, dashing through the streets, doing violence with his sword-cane in the action scenes, and I think I remember him leaping across the furniture in a pub in one scene. I'm glad to read here that it is out on DVD and will look forward to seeing it again.


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