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

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  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

Devlin: My God, Henry, what you've done... it's satanic!
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Connections

Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947) See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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(sung by Tessie O'Toole)
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Marvelous! Curtis does it again!
30 December 2000 | by (Dover, NH) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this one split up over two late nights on ABC in the early 1970s. I was mesmerized and excited; I've longed to see the film again and recently got my chance! As soon as I found out it was available on DVD I bought it. Lots to be nostalgic about here: for instance, that wonderful videotape quality of the visuals (even more vivid now that the thing is out on DVD). Jack Palance hams it up as Hyde: a friend who saw the movie with me said he looked like a muppet during the scene at Tessie's music hall! But his Dr. Jekyll is a brilliant character, full of the best kind of noble suffering that a great tragic hero endures. I loved every minute of it. And Robert Cobert's music--all of which was originally used for the great _Dark Shadows_ series--is more haunting than ever. Any fan of _Dark Shadows_ will love this _Jekyll and Hyde_; and any horror fan should enjoy seeing it, too!


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