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John S. Robertson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

69' - 1920 - Drama, Horror - Dialogue: English
Director: John S. Robertson With: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst
Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson story: Doctor Henry Jekyll's enthusiasm for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But as he visits Sir George Carew one evening, his host criticizes him for his reluctance to experience the more sensual side of life. Sir George goads Jekyll into visiting a music hall, where he watches the alluring dancer Gina. Jekyll becomes fascinated with the two contrasting sides of human nature, and he becomes obsessed with the idea of separating them. After extensive work in his laboratory, he devises a formula that does indeed allow him to alternate between two completely different personalities, his own and that of a brutish, lascivious person whom he names Hyde. It is not long before the personality of Hyde begins to dominate Jekyll's affairs.

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Credits

Director

John S. Robertson

With

John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst

Scenario

Robert Louis Stevenson, Clara Beranger

Director of Photography

Roy F. Overbaugh

Producer

Adolph Zukor

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

"Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Year

1920

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