Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1941)
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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 faincee's father.
A Good Woman! A Bad Woman
Title: Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Release Date: August 12, 1941
Runtime: 113 mins
All Genres: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.8
Buried.com Rating: 7.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: Approved
Spencer Tracy ...Dr. Henry 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 ...Bishop Manners
Peter Godfrey ...Poole, Jekyll's Butler
Sara Allgood ...Mrs. Higgins
Frederick Worlock ...Dr. Heath (as Frederic Worlock)
William Tannen ...Intern Fenwick
Frances Robinson ...Marcia
Denis Green ...Freddie
Billy Bevan ...Mr. Weller
Forrester Harvey ...Old Prouty
Lumsden Hare ...Colonel Weymouth
Lawrence Grant ...Dr. Courtland
John Barclay ...Constable at Church
Rudolph Andrean ...Art Student
Jimmy Aubrey ...Hanger-On
Vangie Beilby ...Spinster in Art Museum
Lydia Bilbrook ...Lady Copewell
Hillary Brooke ...Mrs. Arnold
Rita Carlyle ...Minor Role
Herbert Clifton ...Hostler
Alec Craig ...Tripped Waiter
David Dunbar ...Footman
Al Ferguson ...Constable
Mary Field ...Wife
Gwen Gaze ...Mrs. French
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Robert Louis Stevenson
John Lee Mahin
Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco
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More Movie Taglines:
- A Good Woman! A Bad Woman
- who needed the love of both!
- It CHILLS you! Half-MAN! Half-MONSTER!
- Dr. Henry Jekyll: [as Hyde] When you went to see the good doctor, before you left you said... I almost thought, well what did you think? Maybe that you saw a little bit of ME, Hyde in him?
- The studio had originally cast Ingrid Bergman in the Beatrix Emery role and Lana Turner in the Ivy Peterson role. Bergman felt the role of Ivy was more challenging and persuaded the producers to switch roles with Turner.
When author W. Somerset Maugham visited the set during the filming, he supposedly watched a bit of Spencer Tracy's performance and asked sardonically, "Which one is he now, Jekyll or Hyde?"
The character of Ivy Peterson was taken not from Robert Louis Stevenson's original novella, but from the 1931 film version. Ivy never appears in the original story, nor, for that matter, does Jekyll's fiancée.
Due to the Hay's Code much of the film had to be watered down from the 1931 version. The character of Ivy Peterson had to be changed from a prostitute to a barmaid.
The concept of the two female loves of Jekyll/Hyde's life, aristocratic Beatrix Emery and barmaid Ivy Petersen, actually originated in the original stage version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", as adapted by T.R. Sullivan for the great 19th century stage actor Richard Mansfield. The Stevenson novella mentions no female love interest of any sort for either Jekyll or Hyde.
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Rating: 7.8 out of 10.0 - 55 votes cast total