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Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | April 1972 (USA)
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A Victorian scientist tests a serum that transforms him into a sensuous murderess.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (based upon the story by), Brian Clemens (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Bates ... Dr. Henry Jekyll
Martine Beswick ... Sister Hyde
Gerald Sim Gerald Sim ... Professor Robertson
Lewis Fiander ... Howard Spencer
Dorothy Alison ... Mrs. Spencer
Neil Wilson ... Older Policeman
Ivor Dean ... William Burke
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Sergeant Danvers
Philip Madoc ... Byker
Tony Calvin Tony Calvin ... William Hare
Susan Brodrick Susan Brodrick ... Susan Spencer
Dan Meaden Dan Meaden ... Town Crier
Virginia Wetherell Virginia Wetherell ... Betsy
Geoffrey Kenion Geoffrey Kenion ... First Policeman
Irene Bradshaw ... Yvonne
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Storyline

In Victorian London, Dr. Henry Jekyll attempts to create an elixir of life using female hormones stolen from fresh corpses. He reasons that these hormones will wipe out all common diseases and extend his life since women live much longer than men. However, once Dr. Jekyll drinks the serum himself, he transforms into a gorgeous but evil woman. He soon needs female hormones for his serum to maintain, so a number of London women meet bloody deaths. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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The sexual transformation of a man into a woman will actually take place before your very eyes! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hammer Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the third of three Hammer adaptations of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". The other two are The Ugly Duckling (1959) and The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960). See more »

Goofs

The first transformation scene uses the very clever (1971 technology) of having Jekyll "reflected" in a fake mirror which is actually a window to a matching set containing Sister Hyde. Unfortunately, the two actors rise out of their chairs at slightly different speeds. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jekyll: I walked the streets, brooding on the bitter irony that all I wanted to do for humanity, for life, would be cheated by death... unless I could cheat death.
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Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

He'll Be There
Music & Lyrics by Brian Clemens
Performed by Julia Wright (dubbed by Jackie Lee)
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Dude looks like a lady
13 December 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

I'v seen many variations on the Jekyll and Hyde story, one could say too many. But this Hammer film about Dr. Jekyll (Ralph Bates) who changes into a woman (Martin Beswick) with the help of female estrogen from girls that he's killed, stands as one of the better ones. And as a latter day Hammer film it easily stands out from the pack, although not reaching the splendid heights of films that were produced in Hammer studio's heyday. nonetheless, I found the film to have a suitable mood to it, and well-acted.

DVD Extras: Audio commentary by director Roy Ward Baker, actress Martine Beswick, writer/co-producer Brian Clemens, moderated by Hammer Films historian/author Marcus Hearn; 2 radio spots; Poster and still gallery; and Cast & crew bios

My Grade: B

Eye Candy: Martine Beswick lets loose her twin torpedoes


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