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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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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
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Sir John Turnbull
Rex Sevenoaks ...
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Poole
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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Rod Serling was the initial screenwriter, but left the production prematurely. 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 Teenage Jekyll and Hyde (1963) See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Performed by Tessie O'Shea
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genuinely entertaining
11 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I remember the television broadcast and knew of Palance at that time, but I didn't have much to compare performances or know what to look for.

I just remember it was an outstanding production with full credit going to Palance in the lead role.

then last week eureka!! I found the DVD in a 2nd hand shop and snatched it up right away.

the devilishness and morphing from Jekyll to Hyde was incredible. it won a batch of Emmy's and its no wonder. Jack Palance was a very gifted actor and had a certain honesty about him, a dedication to his craft that goes beyond the adulation and wealth other hollywooden types seek.

and that thing about push ups at the Oscars will go down in the history of entertainment. very inspirational too, a man in his 80s doing 1 arm push ups on live TV !! thank you Mr Palance for many years of tremendous entertainment and this is certainly among them. if you have a chance to see this film do so.


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