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7 January 1968 (USA) See more »
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This made-for-television adaptation doesn't waste time with preliminaries. Within 15 minutes of its opening... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jack Palance ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde

Denholm Elliott ... Mr. George Devlin

Leo Genn ... Dr. Lanyon

Torin Thatcher ... Sir John Turnbull
Rex Sevenoaks ... Dr. Wright
Gillie Fenwick ... Poole
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

Billie Whitelaw ... Gwyn Thomas
Donald Webster ... Garvis
Patrick Crean ... Gerosi
William Nunn ... Cassidy
Geoffrey Alexander ... Enfield
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura J. Cozzi ... Lily
Seppo Leivo ... Juggler in bar scene
Joe Austin ... Alfie (uncredited)
LaVerne Paul ... Organ grinder woman (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Jarrott 
 
Writing credits
Robert Louis Stevenson (novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde")

Ian McLellan Hunter (teleplay)

Produced by
Dan Curtis .... producer
Victor Ferry .... technical producer
Roy Moe .... technical producer
Michael Santangelo .... co-producer
Allan Wallace .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Cobert  (as Robert Cobert)
 
Casting by
Eva Langbord 
 
Art Direction by
Trevor Williams 
 
Costume Design by
Horst Dantz 
 
Makeup Department
Nicki Balch .... makeup artist
Dick Smith .... makeup artist: Mr. Palance
 
Production Management
John Dimon .... unit manager
 
Art Department
Fred Brown .... set dressing
Bert Gordon .... graphic design
Stephane Goulet .... painter
 
Sound Department
Tom Greenwood .... sound
Roland Huebsch .... sound
Walter Michalik .... sound
 
Stunts
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... stunt coordinator
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Ashworth .... lighting director
George Clements .... camera operator
Stan Coulton .... camera operator
Bob Coyle .... lighting director
Tom Farquarson .... camera operator (as Tom Farquharson)
Michael Gyll .... camera operator
Ed King .... camera operator
Ed Kruger .... video tape operator
Gordon Luker .... lighting director
Ron Manson .... camera operator (as Ronald Manson)
Gord Moffat .... video tape operator
Clyde Noftle .... video tape operator
John Thompson .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Bob Cobert .... conductor (as Robert Cobert)
 
Other crew
Joe Cusimano .... switcher
Dick Ewing .... switcher
John Kennedy .... production coordinator
Barbara MacPherson .... production assistant
Ron Meraska .... videotape consultant
Garth Price .... production assistant
Hazel Snowsill .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - USA (informal title)
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Runtime:
120 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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/I)). 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:
Devlin:My God, Henry, what you've done... it's satanic!See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947)See more »
Soundtrack:
Soldiers of the QueenSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Has an incredible amount of impact., 20 October 2009
Author: Christian Tsoutsouvas from Australia

Robert Louis Stevenson's book was more of detective story than anything else, hence its called "The Strange CASE of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". It is about Dr Lanyon hearing of these unusual and horrific events and trying to piece them together, and in the final few chapters (Jekyll's letters) the story is finally told. As a book, that was very interesting, though as a film this would have been rather dull, and it is much more exciting to see these events unfold on a screen.

The story is very well-known, a scientist splits his personalities and creates an inhuman tyrannical demon that destroys the lives of both of them as well as many others. Only in the book Jekyll invented the drug because he thought that as every man had only one life and two sides, it is impossible to leave a life that satisfies the urges of both of these sides. So he splits them and tries to lead to separate lives, each undisturbed by the other, though of course he fails. Here it is merely out of reckless curiosity, he does something purely because he can without stopping to think if he should.

It also suggests the idea that Dr Jekyll is responsible for Hyde's murders, not Hyde. This is because Hyde isn't a whole person, therefore he can't be judged as a real person or held responsible for his actions. Hyde is the dark side of Jekyll, and nothing about Hyde wasn't already inside the doctor. Jekyll should never have empowered him and let him run loose. I would agree with this.

A brilliant display of fine performances and dialogue, as well as some very interesting imagery, Dan Curtis' adaptation is a delight.

In particular, Jack Palance is extraordinary in both roles. Showing us carelessness and selfishness and in the end fear and desperation in Jekyll as well as impulsiveness, anger and just pure evil in Hyde.

Outstanding! Particularly towards the end.

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