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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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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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This production originally began shooting with Jason Robards in the title role(s), and a makeup that was heavily influenced by John Barrymore in the 1920 silent version (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)). Production was halted due to a strike, and when filming was able to resume, Robards was no longer available. Jack Palance took over the Jekyll/Hyde role, and the makeup concept was radically changed - inspired, more or less, by that of a satyr. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Hyde: If you kill me, you'll be killing Henry Jekyll!
Devlin: You don't understand, do you? Jekyll deserves to die - he's the one who's responsible, not you.
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" When I see a ray of light I move towards it; unlike you who remain in the dark "
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Amid the long lists of accomplishments, for actor Jack Palance, is this truly remarkable film achievement. Robert Louis Stevenson created his memorable set of characters; humanitarian Jekyll and terrifying Mr. Hyde, never realizing how many thespians would attempt to personify his creations. On stage and later in Hollywood several actors tried. From the 1930s' to a modern interpretation involving Michael Caine, a dozen actors have attempted the duel parts. Many are consider excellent, but for my money, the very best is none other than Jack Palance as Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. I suppose its because, Jack Palance throughout his movie career, has established himself as a reputable heavy. No one, including myself, had ever seen him emulate a respectable, sophisticated and admired medical man of science. His performance in this role is nothing short of magical, nay, electrifying. For the first time in film history, has an actor stun the audience with such an incredible performance, as to leave them applauding him with praise and wonderful accolades. To his credit, his fellow actors believed that as well. They included Denholm Elliott as Mr. George Devlin, Leo Genn as Dr. Lanyon, Torin Thatcher as Sir John Turnbull and wonderful Oscar Homolka as Stryker. You may see other film adaptions of this horror tale, but in my opinion, few to equal this version. *****


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