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Genres: Drama , Horror , Sci-Fi
Actors: Fredric March , Miriam Hopkins , Rose Hobart , Holmes Herbert , Halliwell Hobbes , Edgar Norton , Tempe Pigott
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Country: United States
Year: 1931
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10 (6301 votes)

Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men – a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug it is already too late…

Film Review

R L Stevenson's "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" has been adapted many times for the cinema or television, often in versions which bear little resemblance to the original text. This early version does not always follow Stevenson's plot faithfully, but it does at least do it the courtesy of taking it seriously, unlike a number of later adaptations. The British-made "Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde", for example, in which Jekyll turns into a sexy young woman, treated the story as an excuse for an odd mixture of horror, camp comedy and soft-core eroticism.The central character is Henry Jekyll, a young doctor in late-Victorian London, who invents a potion which, he believes, will have the effect of separating the good and the evil sides of the human personality. The potion works, but not quite in the way which he intends. Jekyll, in his normal self, is a noble, idealistic figure who works selflessly to treat poor patients without accepting payment. When he drinks the potion, …

What a great film! Wonderful, solid old fashion storytelling, timeless in both theme and exposition. The maintitles bursts Toccata and Fuge in d minor by the psychocosmic composer Johann S Bach. That choice of music alone stands well to present one of the 5 greatest horrorfilms of the 1930's. Then we are taken for a ride in a respected mans POV until we are met by a mirror. That nice Jekyll! We hear him having a speech that sounds like he is speaking of LSD or some similar psychoactive drug that he wants to use to release the bad side of/ inside Us. That reminds me of how LSD was used in psychoterapy during the 60's. Even here in Sweden till 1973, to release traumas or bad habits. Jekyll is presented as being an urgent man, a human soul with lots of fire burning. Passion. And he loves Muriel. They are so rampant they sit and glare into each others eyes, saying -I love you, I love you sooo much, oh how I love you! Not because the screenwriter is a fool, but because we are sup…

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