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Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 28 July 1957 (USA)
A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.

Director:

Edgar G. Ulmer

Writer:

Jack Pollexfen
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Agar ... George Hastings
Gloria Talbott ... Janet Smith
Arthur Shields ... Dr. Lomas
John Dierkes ... Jacob
Mollie McCard Mollie McCard ... Maid Maggie
Martha Wentworth ... Mrs. Merchant
Marjorie Stapp ... Woman Getting Dressed
Reita Green Reita Green ... Young Woman (as Rita Greene)
Marel Page Marel Page ... Young Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Terrell
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Storyline

A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.

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Taglines:

Blood-hungry spawn of the world's most bestial fiend! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Totengruft des Dr. Jekyll See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Venturers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released on a double bill with The Cyclops (1957), also starring Gloria Talbott. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic visible numerous times throughout the movie. Once at 14 minutes into the movie, another at 37 minutes, 40 minutes, and 47 minutes. Plus a few more times. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: He will never prowl the night again!
Dr. Lomas: Are you sure!... then laughs.
[This line is said at the beginning and end of the movie]
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Alternate Versions

Television broadcasts of the padded-out version begin with a scrolling-text introduction:
  • "We raise a familiar ghost from its moonlit grave, to bring you a sequel to the story of the world's most famous monster.
  • "On the eerie grounds of an ancient manor house in England lies a tomb with a grim history. Within the tomb is the body of the man known as Dr. Jekyll -- Mr. Hyde.
  • "THESE are the startling revelations concerning an unknown secret, buried with the fiend . . . and discovered by the girl who never knew, she was the 'DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL'"
  • Next comes the narrated prologue, and only then the standard title sequence.
  • (Reference: My own article in http://www.horror-wood.com/next_gen_jekyll.htm )
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1996) See more »

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No "Black Cat" But Not Bad
7 December 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

Not to be confused with "Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde" (1972) or "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde" (1995), "Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957) is a moderately interesting quickie from legendary Poverty Row director Edgar G. Ulmer. In this one, Gloria Talbott--who would find the role for which she is perhaps most fondly remembered in the following year's "I Married a Monster From Outer Space"--learns, on her 21st birthday, that she is the eponymous daughter of the infamous scientist. This causes her and her fiancé, 1950s sci-fi stalwart John Agar, some understandable angst, especially when a series of murders commences in the nearby village... To be painfully honest, there really is nothing much to this movie, but Ulmer directs with so much panache, and Talbott, as usual, is so pretty and appealing, that these two elements put the film over. Especially effective are two surrealistic nightmare episodes suffered by Talbott, as well as Ulmer's use of fog and swirling mist; his cloud-covered moon shots are a real thing of beauty, too. On the down side, we have a surprise ending that is not much of a surprise, and a plot that would have us believe that Jekyll's alter ego Hyde was really a bloodsucking werewolf! This film is certainly not the horror masterpiece that Ulmer's "The Black Cat" (1934) turned out to be. Still, it IS fun, and this DVD is as crisp and clean looking as can be. Modern-day interviews with Agar and with Ulmer's daughter make for nice extras, too.


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