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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 »

Director:

Seymour Friedman

Writers:

Mortimer Braus (story), Jack Pollexfen (story)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Ungeheuer von London See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Edward is altered by his father's formula, makeup artist Clay Campbell used colored filters to effect the change. He had applied red makeup to Louis Hayward and then passed a two color filter - red and bluish green - front of the camera lens. The makeup looked normal under the red filter, but turned dark and scary as the camera shot through the blue-green one. Makeup artist Wally Westmore used the same technique in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931). See more »

Goofs

When Edward promises Lynn that he will visit the continent, they are leaving her uncle's house. It is clearly a twentieth century structure, not a late Victorian home on a London street. See more »

Connections

Follows Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) See more »

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A Dull and Uneventful Bore
12 October 2000 | by mord39See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: * out of ****

Get your pillow ready for this sure-fire cure for insomnia. Mr. Hyde is nowhere to be found in this dull and tiresome dud that features Louis Hayward as the son of the infamous doctor trying to find out what his old man was up to in that laboratory.

Interest wanes almost immediately as we wait for some kind of attempt at action to develop. It takes a very long time for this possibility to gain ground, but by that time it's too late for those who are still conscious.

As stated, Mr. Hyde is practically a no-show. I don't blame him for not sticking around.


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