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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Passed | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | September 1941 (USA)
Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

Director:

Victor Fleming

Writers:

John Lee Mahin (screen play), Robert Louis Stevenson (based on the novella by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Tracy ... Dr. Harry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Ingrid Bergman ... Ivy Peterson
Lana Turner ... Beatrix Emery
Donald Crisp ... Sir Charles Emery
Ian Hunter ... Dr. John Lanyon
Barton MacLane ... Sam Higgins
C. Aubrey Smith ... The Bishop
Peter Godfrey ... Poole
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Higgins
Frederick Worlock ... Dr. Heath (as Frederic Worlock)
William Tannen ... Intern Fenwick
Frances Robinson ... Marcia
Denis Green Denis Green ... Freddie
Billy Bevan ... Mr. Weller
Forrester Harvey ... Old Prouty
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Storyline

Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone. Experiments reveal his evil side, named Hyde. Experience teaches him how evil Hyde can be: he kills Ivy who earlier expressed interest in Jekyll and Sir Charles, Jekyll's fiancée's father. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Do you have secret longings that you dare not reveal? If you do, it's the Mr. Hyde in you - and you can find out all about him from M-G-M's fascinating, revealing film! See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One night Spencer Tracy turned up at Clark Gable and Carole Lombard's second wedding anniversary party wearing his make up as Mr Hyde. See more »

Goofs

Ivy knocks Mr Hyde's bottle of champagne off the table, but later he lifts it from the table to smash over a man's head. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Edward Hyde: You're looking for a man named Hyde.
Dr. Henry Jekyll: Hyde? I'm Doctor Henry Jekyll!
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See Me Dance the Polka
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Music and Lyrics by George Grossmith
Additional Lyrics by John Lee Mahin
Sung by Alice Mock in the "Palace of Frivolties" show
Reprised by Ingrid Bergman
Whistled by Spencer Tracy (whistling dubbed by Robert Bradford)
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
24 June 2005 | by naivemelody1975See all my reviews

I just saw this movie for the first time a few days ago and really enjoyed it. I must say I was a little surprised by the bits of "erotic" imagery. I wonder what people thought of that back in 1941. The performances by Ingrid Bergman and Spencer Tracy were very good. Ingrid is mesmerizing and beautifully effervescent. Her strange accent though is at first hard to comprehend. (Is she supposed to be Swedish, Irish, Cockney or what?) It's also fun to see how they managed the special effects - if you look closely at any one of the action scenes involving Mr. Hyde, there are many very obvious stunt doubles and other endearing "mistakes". I also thought it had just enough philosophical underpinnings to make it not just a old fluff "horror" movie.


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