Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Movie Review 1932

Information and Film Reviews for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the Movie

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The hallucinatory, feverish classic version of the Robert Louis Stevenson story, in which the good doctor becomes addicted to the formula that turns him into a sadistic beast. Upright Dr. Jekyll (March) has a genteel fiance, Muriel (Hobart), while twisted alter-ego Hyde delights in torturing barmaid Ivy (Hopkins)--the bond between violence and sexuality in these scenes is highly charged. Possibly Mamoulian's and March's best work, and a masterpiece of subversive, pseudo-Freudian creepiness. Eighteen minutes from the original version, lost until recently, have been restored, including the infamous whipping scene.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

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Classic Horror, Restored Footage, Torn in Two (or More), Role Reversal, Books to Film: Robert Louis Stevenson, Mad Scientists, Sanity Check
Samuel Hoffenstein, Percy Heath
Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Halliwell Hobbes, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Edgar Norton
Karl Struss
Rouben Mamoulian
Paramount Pictures


Oscars 1932: Actor (March); Venice Film Fest. 1931: Actor (March).

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