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½ July 21, 2017
So this one can be accurately described as a quiet trainwreck. It bores you for a few minutes and then hits you with nonsense. Tracy is doing his best to bring the film up and he adds some legitimate weight to it, but beyond absurdity the script is largely an attempt to explore "high morality" that doesn't actually exist because the writer can't grasp high morality. But it's fine...watch it for free and you'll get a kick out of it.
½ April 21, 2017
Not a bad movie but Spencer Tracey is not quite convincing as Mr. Hyde. The one to watch is Ingrid Bergman who plays the object of his lust and the subject of his terror. Lana Turner is beautiful as always.
October 10, 2016
Not bad, but could be missed.
August 18, 2016
One of the well know of the many adaptions of the infamous Dr. Jekyll & Hyde that is so rich in concept, the evil in every man & how it comes to be.

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.
½ August 3, 2016
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) Dr.. Jekyll, a scientist who downs an experimental elixir that transforms him into a monstrous alter-ego, Great Horror movie. 4.5 Stars.
July 27, 2016
Classic soundstage version of the famous horror novel which is much better than expected. There are special effects which work well enough alongside a decent make-up job for Spencer Tracy when he transforms.
½ October 27, 2015
Long, rather dragged out version that takes a little bit to get interesting, but when it does it's quite a ride. The performances outweigh every other aspect, though the make up and effects are fine too. Nice suspenseful moments and a grim ending.
Super Reviewer
½ October 26, 2015
Watch this OR the previous one. Both are good and there's little difference.
September 19, 2015
If you mess with perfection, you end up with the beast.
September 7, 2015
The best of the lot of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydes due to spencer tracy's portrayal, which focuses on the desire for complete sexual and personal domination over Ivy Peterson (Ingrid Bergman), or anyone Mr. Hyde would fancy, but it's Ivy's mistake to take up with this monster. Ivy had a sense of what he was but she didn't trust her instincts. It should be noted that Dr. Jekyll has his own problems re the domination sought by his father-in-law to-be re his fiancee, Beatrix Emery (Lana Turner). Went with a friend who exclaimed during the screening: I've never seen anything like this! Check it out, but be prepared to be relatively bored for the first half-hour during the set-up..
½ September 6, 2015
Tracy is ultimately unconvincing.
August 13, 2015
an other amazing classic
½ January 20, 2015
Correcta revisiůn a la historia del Dr Jekyll y Mr Hyde, buenas escenas como las de la transformaciůn con Lana Turner e Ingrid Bergman como parte de los deseos y obsesiones del dr Jekyll, otro punto a favor la impecable fotografŪa en blanco y negro.
½ December 16, 2014
Dazzling classic horror draws from this film which happens to be shorten by some of its arguments.
½ November 3, 2014
In an ideal world, this version of the oft-told story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde should have been one for the ages; perhaps even definitive.  Instead, it has come to be widely dismissed as a poor knockoff, disliked even by the Hollywood A-Listers whose presence should have made it great. 

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.
October 29, 2014
Not bad. Not too bad. Really long for a film of this time. Slow beginning. But the hook gets there in the second adaption of the classic self-induced schizophrenia...
½ March 27, 2014
gr8 cast makes this my favorite version of this often filmed tale.
March 15, 2014
Good performances, but I watched it back to back with the 30's version and it was inferior. I prefer the Hyde of the 30's.
½ February 28, 2014
The story is an old one and there are many versions - but this one still nails it. The nuances and layering are as a resonant today as they ever were. The casting of the fundamnetally decent Spencer Tracey adds to the thematics. The film has only one flaw, I can never believe Ingrid Bergman could ever be common in any way.
February 15, 2014
The is the best version of the famous story written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Spencer Tracy is the lead, and the movie has remarkable special effects showing his changes from Jekyll to Hyde. Lana Turner is Jekyll's love interest, and Ingrid Bergman, in an unforgettable role, is the dance hall woman who attracts Hyde. A thriller with a great musical score, including Ingrid singing "You Should See Me Dance the Polka".
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