Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde*

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde*

  • 1920 ----- b & w ----- 63 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by John S. Robertson, screenplay by Clara Beranger based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson; with John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst, Nita Naldi) The great John Barrymore stars in this version of the famous Stevenson story. We first see Barrymore as gentlemanly Dr. Jekyll, an esteemed London physician who divides his time between his practice and free clinic. Intrigued by the idea of man's good and bad natures, Jekyll decides to explore that duality for himself. He develops a chemical potion that changes him into evil Mr. Hyde . . . and ultimately finds he can control neither the transformations nor his own mind. (With a musical soundtrack) [Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Literature: English, Motion Pictures: Features, Motion Pictures: History)