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The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1951)

Passed | | Crime, Horror, Romance | 31 October 1951 (USA)
Edward Jekyll, ignorant of how his father had brought forth death and destruction with his experiments, is pursuing a chemist career despite the fact that he has been discharged from school... See full summary »

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Seymour Friedman

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Mortimer Braus (story), Jack Pollexfen (story)
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Cast overview:
Louis Hayward ... Edward Jekyll / Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Jody Lawrance ... Lynn Utterson
Alexander Knox ... Dr. Curtis Lanyon
Lester Matthews ... Sir John Utterson
Gavin Muir ... Editor Richard Daniels
Paul Cavanagh ... Insp. Stoddard
Rhys Williams ... Michaels, the butler
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Edward Jekyll, ignorant of how his father had brought forth death and destruction with his experiments, is pursuing a chemist career despite the fact that he has been discharged from school or his unorthodox experimentations. When the time comes for his father's estate, which had been put in trust, Edward first learns of his father's actions and rather than ignore the matter, sets out to prove that human personality can be changed by certain chemical stimulations. But he hasn't reckoned on Dr. Curtis Lanyon, a prominent doctor and close friend of the family. Lanyon wants to get his hands on the estate and resorts to murder and frame-ups to make Edward appear to be as insane as his father. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1951 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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12 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Son of Dr. Jekyll, The (1951)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Dr. Jekyll's son (Louis Hayward) goes back to the laboratory to try and prove his father wasn't a monster. This film actually gets off to a pretty good start but things quickly fall apart making this a rather poor film in the end. The performances from everyone in the cast are actually pretty good, which is shocking for this type of film. The first transformation scene is also very well effective but after this there isn't much here. The film seems to think that the viewers didn't want to see a monster but instead sit around and listen to bad dialogue. There's way too much talk going on in this film and this here makes it quite boring.


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