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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1968)

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director:

Charles Jarrott

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Ian McLellan Hunter (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
Denholm Elliott ... Mr. George Devlin
Leo Genn ... Dr. Lanyon
Torin Thatcher ... Sir John Turnbull
Rex Sevenoaks Rex Sevenoaks ... Dr. Wright
Gillie Fenwick ... Poole
Elizabeth Cole Elizabeth Cole ... Hattie (as Liz Cole)
Duncan Lamont ... Sergeant Grimes
Paul Harding Paul Harding ... Constable Johnson
Oskar Homolka ... Stryker
Tessie O'Shea Tessie O'Shea ... Tessie O'Toole
Jeanette Landis Jeanette Landis ... Liz (as Jeannette Landis)
Liza Creighton Liza Creighton ... Billie
Billie Whitelaw ... Gwyn Thomas
Donald Webster Donald Webster ... Garvis
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Storyline

This made-for-television adaptation doesn't waste time with preliminaries. Within 15 minutes of its opening, Dr. Henry Jekyll has already experimented on himself with a concoction that he'd hoped would neutralize his baser instincts but which releases without inhibition his long-repressed animal inclinations. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Aired as an installment of ABC's The Wide World of Mystery (1973) series in two parts on July 1 & 2, 1974. See more »

Quotes

Mr. George Devlin: [opening narration] It has been said that many men have found their way through the valley of violence to the palace of wisdom. But if all men must learn wisdom tomorrow from violence today, then who can expect there will be a tomorrow?
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Connections

Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980) See more »

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Soldiers of the Queen
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Performed by Tessie O'Shea
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The best version of the story I have ever seen
14 October 2006 | by tomh46See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out on TV and at least one other time on TV. Seems like it was made for TV by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, as I recall. I had read the book and had seen several movie versions and was delighted at the vigor and believability that Jack Palance brought to the title role(s). As someone else has said here, I think it was the closest rendition of the book as well. He was good as both the good doctor and as Hyde, but was remarkable in bringing Hyde to life without much makeup, rather with the strength of his acting. His physical vigor was a part of it too, dashing through the streets, doing violence with his sword-cane in the action scenes, and I think I remember him leaping across the furniture in a pub in one scene. I'm glad to read here that it is out on DVD and will look forward to seeing it again.


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