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Louis Wolheim (left) and John Barrymore.
Photograph: courtesy Kino Lorber.
 
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
(1920) American
B&W : Six reels / 6355 feet
Directed by John S. Robertson

Cast: John Barrymore [Doctor Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde], Martha Mansfield [Millicent Carew], Brandon Hurst [Sir George Carew], Charles Lane [Doctor Richard Lanyon], J. Malcolm Dunn [John Utterson], Nita Naldi [Gina], Cecil Clovelly [Edward Enfield], George Stevens [Poole], Louis Wolheim [music hall owner], Julia Hurley [Hyde’s landlady]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (Paramount Pictures Corporation) [Paramount-Artcraft Pictures]. / Scenario by Clara S. Beranger, from the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Art direction by Robert M. Haas + [Clark Robinson] (architecture) and Charles O. Seessel (decorations). Assistant director, Shaw Lovett. Cinematography by Roy Overbaugh. Presented by Adolph Zukor. / © 18 March 1920 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP14921]. Premiered 28 March 1920 in New York, New York. Released April 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Color-toned. / The production was shot at Paramount’s Astoria studios on Long Island, New York. The novella was previously filmed as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913). The novella was subsequently filmed as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920).

Drama: Horror.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1063.

Survival status: Prints exist in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive; and in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; also [8mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Authors: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) - Chemistry - Domestics: Butlers - Experiments - Horror - Medical: Doctors - United Kingdom: England: London - Vamps

Listing updated: 11 July 2011.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.1063; Aylesworth-Monsters pp. 54-55, 140; Aylesworth-Movie pp. 51-52, 73; Baer-Film p. 69; Card-Seductive pp. 90, 92, 94; Edmonds-BigU p. 109; Everson-American pp. 127, 150, 182b; Kael-Kiss p. 289; Keylin-NYTimes p. 66; Lahue-Collecting p. 27, 48; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 17, 18, 20; Limbacher-Feature p. 65; Maltin-Guide p. 348; Manchel-Terrors pp. 14, 42-45; Marrero-Vintage pp. 4, 12-13, 20, 55, 157; McCaffrey-Guide p. 14f; Nollen-Karloff p. 298; Steinbrunner-Encyclopedia p. 373; Sweeney-Coming p. 19 : Website-NFPF : with additional information provided by Pete Jones.

Home video: DVD.

 
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