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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1973)

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

Director:

David Winters

Writers:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Sherman Yellen (screenplay)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kirk Douglas ... Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Susan George ... Anne
Susan Hampshire ... Isabel
Stanley Holloway ... Poole
Donald Pleasence ... Fred Smudge
Michael Redgrave ... Danvers (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
Geoffrey Chater
John C. Moore John C. Moore
Geoffrey Wright Geoffrey Wright
Judi Bowker ... Tupenny
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Musical version of the story in which Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Genres:

Horror | Musical | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

In an interview with Tim Pulleine in 1985, Donald Pleasence said that a lot of people on the film didn't get paid, although he did. See more »

Quotes

Fred Smudge: Take her away.
Fred Smudge: I can't keep the creature... guvnor! I can't just let her go. She might fall under a cab, fall in the river or something. I'm wicked, but I'm tidy. I wouldn't want anyone to think that Freddie Smudge left a mess lying about.
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Connections

Version of The Head of Janus (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Performed by Kirk Douglas
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Underrated version of the classic story.
15 June 2000 | by rob.hendrikxSee all my reviews

In my opinion this is an excellent remake of the classic story. Kirk Douglas in the role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and his evil counterpart Mr. Edward Hyde, is as good as Fredric March was in the 1931 film, and better than Spencer Tracy in the 1941 version.

And Susan George is better for the part of two bit hooker than both Miriam Hopkins (1931) and Ingrid Bergman (1941).

Only blemish is the singing, which does not contribute to the atmosphere but almost destroys the tension and excitement.

Overall though a very good enjoyable film.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr Džekil i g. Hajd See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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