Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a nude female statue (shown from the back) at the music club.
  • There are two paintings of a nude woman (shown seated) in Ivy's apartment. Their breasts are visible.
  • There is a statue of an angel embracing a topless woman in Ivy's apartment.
  • Because this film was made before the Production Code took effect, it is more sexually frank than later film versions of the story. In one scene, Ivy sits in bed nude, trying to seduce Dr. Jekyll after he has saved her from a mugging. A blanket covers her partially and no private parts are shown.

Violence & Gore

  • None of the violence is graphic. Some of the violence is mildly intense.
  • A man throws Ivy to the ground.
  • A bouncer throws a man out of a club. Hyde then pushes the bouncer.
  • Hyde beats a waiter.
  • Hyde shoves Ivy.
  • It is stated that Hyde beats Ivy. The film also implies that he has repeatedly raped her.
  • Hyde sexually assaults Ivy.
  • A cat kills a bird. (off screen)
  • Hyde strangles Ivy offscreen.
  • Hyde shoves a man.
  • Lanyon holds Hyde hostage at gunpoint.
  • A fight between Hyde and Mr Carew (and Hobson).
  • A fight between Hyde and the police.
  • Lanyon shoots and kills Hyde, who turns back into Dr. Jekyll after dying.


  • There is a considerable amount of insults. But there is no real profanity.
  • Insults: "beast" (1) "blackguard" (1) "blighter" (2) "brute" (1) "canting hypocrite" (1) "codgers" (1) "cowards" (1) "devil" (2) "dirty blighter" (1) "filthy harridan" (1) "fool" (2) "lying wench" (1) "scoundrel" (1) "sniveling hypocrite" (1) "swine" (1) "trull" (1) "weaklings" (1) "wenching brat" (1)
  • "damned" is used three times, but not as a profanity.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There is some tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption. One scene takes place in a club that serves alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

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