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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (12-Aug-1941)

Director: Victor Fleming

Writer: John Lee Mahin

From novel: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Musical Score: Franz Waxman

Producer: Victor Fleming

Keywords: Horror

In Victorian England, Dr. Jekyll performs an ill-advised experiment on himself, drinking a concoction that turns himself into monster. Straightforward adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's well-known story is an excellent rendering. Received Oscar nominations for Best Cinemagraphy, Best Editing, and Best Dramatic Score. Remake of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), sometimes scene-by-scene; MGM consigned the 1931 version to its vaults on the release of this film. It was not until the late 1960s that the earlier film again saw the light of day.

Time reviewed Tracy's performance, "He is not so much the fiend incarnate as the ham rampant."

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sara Allgood
31-Oct-1879 13-Sep-1950 How Green Was My Valley
Ingrid Bergman
29-Aug-1915 29-Aug-1982 Murder on the Orient Express
Donald Crisp
27-Jul-1880 25-May-1974 Silent film actor, survived into talkies
Lawrence Grant
30-Oct-1870 10-Feb-1952 The Mask of Fu Manchu
Ian Hunter
13-Jun-1900 23-Sep-1975 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Barton MacLane
25-Dec-1902 1-Jan-1969 Gen. Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie
C. Aubrey Smith
21-Jul-1863 20-Dec-1948 The Four Feathers
Spencer Tracy
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars
Lana Turner
8-Feb-1920 29-Jun-1995 The Postman Always Rings Twice


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   ...   The Bishop
Peter Godfrey   ...   Poole
Sara Allgood   ...   Mrs. Higgins
Frederic Worlock   ...   Dr. Heath
William Tannen   ...   Interne Fenwick
Frances Robinson   ...   Marcia
Denis Green   ...   Freddie
Billy Bevan   ...   Mr. Weller
Forrester Harvey   ...   Old Prouty
Lumsden Hare   ...   Col. Weymouth
Lawrence Grant   ...   Dr. Courtland
John Barclay   ...   Constable


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