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

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. George Devlin
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Sir John Turnbull
Rex Sevenoaks ...
Dr. Wright
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Elizabeth Cole ...
Hattie (as Liz Cole)
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Sergeant Grimes
Paul Harding ...
Constable Johnson
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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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During shooting, Jack Palance suffered an on-set accident when he fell during a chase scene and broke his left arm. A careful examination of his last scenes as Hyde will reveal he does all his action with one arm. 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 Jekyll + Hyde (2006) See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Performed by Tessie O'Shea
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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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