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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Details

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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Technical Specs

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: Girl Ghouls (1996) See more »

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The introduction and the outro are unbelievably corny
15 January 2003 | by horrorbargainbinSee all my reviews

Most of the time this movie is creepy and decently shot reminding me at best of "Night of the Hunter" and at worst of atmospheric fog machine filled horror. I thought of "Night of the Hunter" during the scene where the Daughter waits outside her father's tomb while in the same shot we see the big village man carving a stake. Very ominous. That said, the stake death is the worst I've seen.

The technique of superimposing one shot over another for action/dream sequences worked well in my opinion, but others may find it unoriginal. Monster make-up and blood effects were pretty good. Over all the movie is serious with a comic moment I liked with the Monster showing obvious joy as he views a women in her night clothes through an open window. The narration at the beginning and the Monster's ridiculous line don't fit the mood of the picture.


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