Climax! (1954–1958)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 

A little known adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic.

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Mary Sinclair ...
The Girl
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Poole
Karen Scott ...
The Girl Companion
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Policeman (as Gil Stuart)
Keith McConnell ...
The Fiance
Harry Fields ...
The Pianist
Diane Doxee ...
The Singer
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The Dowager
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Told through the Journal left by Dr. Jekyll after Mr. Hyde is killed in the opening scene. This is a bare bones production, but is very stylish never the less. The classic search of man's Duality. More subtle and sublime then the more famous versions. Written by Michael Autin

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28 July 1955 (USA)  »

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The title makes reference to the novel 'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson. See more »

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When Hyde has requested the potion from his friend that will turn him back into Dr. Jekyll, he closes the curtains and an unknown hand can be seen to the left of the screen parting that curtain. See more »

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Version of Jekyll & Hyde (1995) See more »

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14 October 2016 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Climax!: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1955)

Michael Rennie plays the part of Dr. Jekyll, the scientist who experiments with a potion and gets turned into the evil Mr. Hyde. Hyde soon sets his site on a dance hall girl (Mary Sinclair), which leads to murder.

If you're a fan of the Robert Louis Stevenson story then you've probably seen countless version of it. This episode of the Climax! series at least offers up some good performances but there's very little else here that you'd considering fresh or original. I think the biggest problem is that it's somewhat poorly shot, although the limitations of television at the time can be blamed for this. As far as Rennie goes he's certainly good in the role and it's too bad he didn't get a chance to fully play Hyde as they obviously couldn't cross the line in regards to sexuality or violence. I thought Cedric Hardwicke was good as was Sinclair, although her one long scream before a commercial break was a bit too much.

Episode: C+


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