Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971)

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde





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In a clever, gender-bending twist on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson tale, the research done by Dr. Henry Jekyll (Ralph Bates) in the field of artificially-induced human longevity involves experimentation with female hormones. When he partakes of his own formula and the inevitable Jekyll-into-Hyde transformation takes place, he changes into a ravishing female version of himself (famed "B"-movie siren Martine Beswick). Claiming to be Jekyll's sister, Ms. Hyde is lovely but lethal: she uses her alluring charms to seduce men then kills them and absconds with their bodies for use in further experiments. A much more interesting twist comes when Jekyll finds himself falling in love with the girl next door (Susan Brodrick), while simultaneously lusting after the girl's brother (Lewis Fiander) as Hyde. Although Brian Clemens' script manages to exploit this unique premise for shock value, the story fumbles where it counts, failing to fully explore the implicit questions of sexual identity which haunt Jekyll's psyche and burst to the surface when Hyde is on the prowl. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Brian Clemens
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On DVD: Nov 20, 2001


Ralph Bates
as Dr. Jekyll
Martine Beswick
as Sister Hyde
Gerald Sim
as Prof. Robertson
Dorothy Alison
as Mrs. Spencer
Neil Wilson
as Older Policeman
Ivor Dean
as Burke
Paul Whitsun-Jones
as Sgt. Danvers
Dan Meaden
as Town Crier
Will Stampe
as Mine Host
Roy Evans
as Knife Grinder
Derek Steen
as 1st Sailor
John Lyons
as 2nd Sailor
Bobby Parr
as Young Apprentice
Geoffrey Kenion
as 1st Policeman
Julia Wright
as Street Singer
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Clever Hammer entry.

February 7, 2003
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

A sexy, twisted Hammer horror delight.

August 30, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

July 21, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde

Great performances by Bates and Beswick. Also, Hammer mixes in a bit of Burke & Hare with this one. Check it out.

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