Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Reviews
Spencer Tracey did a wonderful work wit the material but he struggled to pull of the terror that was needed.
The ladies in the film Lana Turner & Ingrid Bergman in many way moved the film forward. The strength of the film lies in the concept & the transformation of Jekyll to Hyde.
Ingrid Bergman, originally cast as ‚??good girl‚?? Beatrix, convinced the producers to let her switch to the role of ‚??bad girl‚?? Ivy so that she could show off her range and prove that she didn‚??t always have to play the role of the angel.
Lana Turner‚??s star was on the rise at the time, and she, too, was happy to switch roles to show off her range, especially alongside a cast as strong as this one.
Unfortunately, everyone ‚?? cast and audience alike ‚?? would end up disappointed.
While any sane heterosexual male would certainly envy the dilemma faced by Spencer Tracy‚??s character ‚?? the choice of romancing either Ingrid Bergman or Lana Turner ‚?? savvy fans will note that neither a fianc√©e nor a ‚??tart‚?? appears in the original novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.¬† This is because this¬†Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde¬†is not really based on Stevenson‚??s story, but instead is a rather blatant (nearly scene for scene) remake of a version that starred Frederic March in the title role ten years earlier.