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A classic. The definitive version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella from 1931, with innovative special effects, atmospheric cinematography and deranged overacting.
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Camera trick of changing a central figure from the handsome Fredric March into the bestial, ape-like monster Hyde, carries a terrific punch, but in each successive use of the device -- and it is repeated four times -- it weakens in hair-raising effort.
Dr Jekyll combines gothic horror, aristocratic romance and madcap Freudian psychodrama into a dizzying, exhilarating brew.
Mamoulian's vision of Dr Jekyll's hidden life in the foggy Victorian underworld is fascinating.
A remarkable achievement that deserves to be much better known.
Fredric March is the stellar performer in this blood-curdling shadow venture.
This most enduring adaptation of the Faustian moral fable is totally satisfying.
Fredric March received his first Best Actor Oscar for playing the titular roles in Mamoulian's moody and haunting version of Stevenson's novella.
There has never been a more inventive nor engaging retelling of this classic story.
While some of the dialogue and acting may now seem arch, this remains a standout take on the classic novel, visually inventive and often surprisingly strong given the era in which it was made.
It's a lurid potboiler which is notable for some superb camera work (a long POV tracking shot at the beginning of the film for example), some innovative early special effects and some of the most deranged overacting you are ever likely to see.
Powerful performances from March and Hopkins and richly atmospheric cinematography help make for a memorable journey down Stevenson's "strange and terrible road."
The 1931 version of the Robert Louis Stevenson novella, directed by the great Rouben Mamoulian, is still the best version there is, far more frightening than the glossy MGM version Victor Fleming made a decade or so later.
The overacting is too much for me but the transformation scenes are pretty cool. A classic, but not for me.
Robert Louis Stevenson's cautionary tale of obsession and dark passions is given fine treatment by Mamoulian, the make-up artists and, of course, Fredric March as the young impatient doctor who cannot wait to taste the fruits of life. Miriam Hopkins, too, is in rare form as the not-so-sweet object of desire.
who could compete with that sizzling seductive whisper..."come back...SOON...." with a sexy leg rolling by the bedside to scratch your libido into thousands of visceral hard-ons...ha! now i'm being bawdy. maybe just slightly obscene?
frederic march is the best jekyll/hyde. nice effects and pretty racy
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