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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ()


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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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Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
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Sir George Carewe
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Millicent Carewe
Charles Lane ...
Dr. Lanyon
Cecil Clovelly ...
Edward Enfield
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Miss Gina
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Music Hall Proprietor
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Alma Aiken ...
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J. Malcolm Dunn ...
John Utterson (uncredited)
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Old Man at table in music hall (uncredited)
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Hyde's Landlady with Lamp (uncredited)
Jack McHugh ...
Street Kid - Raises Fist to Mr. Hyde (uncredited)
Georgie Drew Mendum ...
Patron in music hall (uncredited)
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Woman at table with old man in music hall (uncredited)
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Prostitute at Clinic (uncredited)
George Stevens ...
Poole - Jekyll's Butler (uncredited)
Edgard Varèse ...
Policeman (uncredited)

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John S. Robertson

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Robert Louis Stevenson ... (by)
 
Clara Beranger ... (scenario) (as Clara S. Beranger)
 
Thomas Russell Sullivan ... (play) (uncredited)
 
Oscar Wilde ... (novel The Picture of Dorian Gray) (uncredited)

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Adolph Zukor ... producer (uncredited)

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Roy F. Overbaugh ... (photographed by) (as Roy Overbaugh)

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Karl Malkames ... negative cutter

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William Cameron Menzies ... (uncredited)
Clark Robinson ... (uncredited)

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Charles O. Seessel ... (decorations)

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Shaw Lovett ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Robert M. Haas ... architecture

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Adolph Zukor ... presenter
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Plot Summary

Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson story: Doctor Henry Jekyll's enthusiasm for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But as he visits Sir George Carew one evening, his host criticizes him for his reluctance to experience the more sensual side of life. Sir George goads Jekyll into visiting a music hall, where he watches the alluring dancer Gina. Jekyll becomes fascinated with the two contrasting sides of human nature, and he becomes obsessed with the idea of separating them. After extensive work in his laboratory, he devises a formula that does indeed allow him to alternate between two completely different personalities, his own and that of a brutish, lascivious person whom he names Hyde. It is not long before the personality of Hyde begins to dominate Jekyll's affairs. Written by Snow Leopard

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Taglines The world's greatest actor in a tremendous story of man at his best and worst! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le Docteur Jekyll and M. Hyde (France)
  • Dr. Jekyll y Mr. Hyde (Spain)
  • El hombre y la bestia (Spain)
  • Dr. Jekyll e Mr. Hyde (Italy)
  • Tohtori Jekyll'in salaisuus (Finland)
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  • 82 min
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Trivia John Barrymore hauled many of his prized potted plants from his apartment to the set to appear in scenery in the movie. See more »
Goofs After the first transformation scene when Hyde attempts to change back into Jekyll, as he throws himself onto the floor, you can see one of his prosthetic fingers fly off. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Jekyll & Canada (2009). See more »
Crazy Credits Except for John Barrymore whose name appears above the title, actors were not originally credited in this movie at the start or at the end. Instead, four additional actors and their character names are credited in the inter-titles right before they appear on-screen. See more »
Quotes Sir George Carew: In devoting yourself to others, Jekyll, aren't you neglecting the development of your own life?
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Isn't it by serving others that one develops oneself, Sir George?
Sir George Carew: Which self? A man has two two - as he has two hands. Because I use my right hand, Should I never use my left?
[Carew pointedly moves both hands indepemdently, making his point known to the whole table]
Sir George Carew: Your really strong man fears nothing. It is the weak one that is afraid of - - experience.
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