Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [DVD] [1920]

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  • Release Date: 04/13/2016
  • Rating: NR

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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    In 1920, filmgoers were treated to no fewer than two different film versions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In this one, John Barrymore plays the humanitarian Dr. Henry Jekyll, who becomes obsessed with the notion of separating the good and evil impulses within every man. To this end, he develops a potion which unleashes his own darker side: the demonic Mr. Hyde. This was the adaptation which established the cliché of having both a "good" and "bad" leading lady, to parallel the doppelganger aspects of the Jekyll/Hyde personality. Martha Mansfield is the good girl, while Nita Naldi, wearing costumes that were daring indeed in 1920, is the bad one. The adaptors also borrowed the character of Lord Henry from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray in order to provide Jekyll with an evil mentor/blackmailer. Sadly, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde proved to be one of the last starring films for leading lady Martha Mansfield: she died horribly during filming of The Warrens of Virginia (1924) when her costume touched a discarded match and burst into flame. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • John Barrymore
      John Barrymore - Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
    • Martha Mansfield
      Martha Mansfield - Millicent Carew
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      Nita Naldi - Miss Gina
    • Louis Wolheim
      Louis Wolheim - Music Hall Proprietor
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      Cecil Clovelly - Edward Enfield

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      One of the best silent films ever remastered

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      One of the best silent films ever remastered,I enjoy watching silent films but this is one of the best it’s so incredible once you start this film you can’t stop watching it and the John Barrymore is amazing and a wonderful actor.If you love silent films and horror films this is one of the best that I have ever seen

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