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I, Monster (1971)

PG | | Horror | April 1973 (USA)
Sir Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe ... See full summary »

Director:

Stephen Weeks

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Lee ... Marlowe / Blake
Peter Cushing ... Utterson
Mike Raven ... Enfield
Richard Hurndall ... Lanyon
George Merritt ... Poole
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Deane
Susan Jameson Susan Jameson ... Diane
Marjie Lawrence ... Annie
Aimée Delamain ... Landlady (as Aimee Delamain)
Michael Des Barres ... Boy in alley
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Sir Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous drugs that are supposed to release inner inhibitions. So comes forth Mr. Blake (also Lee) who gets more monstrous with each transformation (physically as well as personality). Peter Cushing plays his friend and colleague, Dr. Utterson. Written by Humberto Amador

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El monstruo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Christopher Lee (Dr. Charles Marlowe/Edward Blake) previously played Paul Allen in The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), another adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". See more »

Goofs

At c. 53 minutes Utterson says he would recognise the exact details of the ornate head of Blake's cane. However he has only seen this cane for a fraction of a second, at night-time, when it was used to assault him earlier in the film. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Charles Marlowe: The face of evil is ugly to look upon. And as the pleasures increase, the face becomes uglier.
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Connections

Version of Gentleman Jekyll and Driver Hyde (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (uncredited)
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A jewel in the dust.
11 December 1999 | by DavidCristolSee all my reviews

This version of Stevenson's DOCTOR JEKYLL AND MISTER HYDE is a rather worthy one. Christopher Lee gives one of his finest acting performances ever as Doctor Marlowe, while Peter Cushing finds himself with an interesting supporting role. Another good surprise is the music, usually painful in those cheap horror films from the 70s. Here, there is dissonant orchestral music that befits the subject perfectly. The story is treated straightforward, which keeps the pace going. The philosophical aspect of the story is present too, with many references to Freud's theories on the nature of good and evil. A bit dusty, but it's still a good film.


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