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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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This film is filled with... SHOCK! AFTER SHOCK! 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Husband and wife Ralph Bates and Virginia Wetherell first met as they prepared to shoot the scene in which Bates as Dr. Jekyll kills the prostitute played by Wetherell. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the 1880s due to the references to the Jack the Ripper murders, but features Burke and Hare who were around 60 years earlier and in Edinburgh, whilst the Ripper murders were in London. See more »

Quotes

Sister Hyde: There'll be a different kind of victim tonight, not a streetwalker but a pure young virgin. That will end the tug-of-war between us.
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Connections

Version of Der Januskopf (1920) See more »

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He'll Be There
Music & Lyrics by Brian Clemens
Performed by Julia Wright (dubbed by Jackie Lee)
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The Doctor and the Sister Monster
21 June 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dr. Jekyll (Ralph Bates) is a scientist researching the cure of many diseases. He is a very reserved and shy man, and spends most of his time working on his laboratory. One day, his friend Professor Robertson (Gerald Sim) visits him and advises that he would probably die before the conclusion of his studies. Dr. Jekyll decides to research an elixir of life, based on feminine hormones, to extend his life and consequently end his work. He uses female corpses to get the hormones. The effect of the elixir releases his '"feminine repressed side" and he becomes an aggressive and beautiful woman, Ms. Hyde (Martine Beswick). When the bodies finish in the city morgue, Dr. Jekyll starts killing women to proceed with his research.

"Dr. Jekyll & Sister Hyde" is another charming movie by Hammer and a great entertainment. The theatrical style uses few locations and the gore and killing are not graphic. Fans of Hammer Film Productions will certainly enjoy this different version of the classic story Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Médico & Irmã Monstro" ("The Doctor and Sister Monster")


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