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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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Horror | Musical | Sci-Fi

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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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Trivia

There have been more than 40 versions of Stevenson's classic tale but the one that eclipses them all for ingenuity is Dr Pyckle and Mr Pride (1925) a two reeler in which Stan Laurel creates a brilliant parody of John Barrymore's 1920 performance. 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 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Bicycle Song
Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Performed by Kirk Douglas and Susan Hampshire
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The OTHER Jekyll & Hyde musical
16 September 2001 | by NwsHoundSee all my reviews

Kirk Douglas co-produced this videotaped NBC production through his Bryna Productions, and cast himself in the lead. It's rumored to feature castoff songs from Lionel Bart's OLIVER! If so, they've been shoehorned somewhat inappropriately into a truncated but serviceable version of the Stevenson tale.

The cast and performances are good-- particularly Susan George, Judi Bowker and Donald Pleasence (who displays an impressive singing voice).

Some of the songs are fine-- the one Michael Redgrave sings at the engagement party is beautiful-- but others are cringe-making. One may watch this show wincing in dread that another one will start.

Despite this, it's an interesting version-- certainly a curiosity-- and worth a look.


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