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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert View All


Rouben Mamoulian (Director), Samuel Hoffenstein (Screenplay), Percy Heath (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 31st, 1931
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
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.
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There are heavy Darwinian influences in duality of Jekyll and Hyde the latter being a step down the evolutionary ladder, an animal not only in its inability to control its impulses but also physically transforming to resemble an ape.
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The makeup for Mr Hyde might look hoaky but if you can look past that, Dr.