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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 ... 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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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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Trivia

Actor Ralph Bates was touted as one of Hammer's rising stars when James Carreras ventured in 1969 that "Lee and Cushing are getting a bit long in the tooth. We have a new boy here named Ralph Bates." Carreras 'discovered' Bates after seeing him play Caligula in Granada Television's 1968 drama series The Caesars. Director Peter Sasdy then chose him for Hammer's Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), he played the lead in The Horror of Frankenstein (1970), and stepped in to replace Peter Cushing when his wife Helen fell ill just before production on Lust for a Vampire (1971). He was their immediate choice to play Dr. Jekyll even though he was never under contract to the studio. Enjoying his time at Hammer immensely, he went from "picture to picture" and "in 18 months I turned around and realised I had done five pictures in a row. I just got sucked in." 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

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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Connections

Version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Gross USA:

$202,800
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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