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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920 Haydon film)

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Director  John S. Robertson
Initial DVD release  January 12, 1999
Duration  
5.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Short, Drama, Horror
Screenplay  Clara Beranger
Country  United States
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920 Haydon film) movie poster
Language  Silent film English intertitles
Release date  April 1920 (1920-04)
Based on  The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  by Robert Louis Stevenson
Writer  J. Charles Haydon (scenario), Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
Cast  Sheldon Lewis (Dr. Jekyll), Sheldon Lewis (Mr. Hyde), Alex Shannon (Dr. Lanyon), Dora Mills Adams (Mrs Lanyon), Gladys Field (Bernice Lanyon), Harold Foshay (Edward Utterson)
Similar movies  Batman & Robin, Batman, Batman Returns, The Dark Knight Rises, A History of Violence, The Dark Knight

Dr jekyll and mr hyde 1920 silent movie horror


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 40-minute horror film of 1920, directed and written by J. Charles Haydon. It is the second adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde to be released in 1920. (The first 1920 adaptation is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring John Barrymore and the third is Der Januskopf, directed by F. W. Murnau). The Haydon version is somewhat overshadowed by the version starring Barrymore which was released by Paramount Pictures the same year.

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Plot

As the first transformation into Hyde begins, Jekyll's butler exclaims that Jekyll is now "the Apostle from Hell!" Hyde, complete with fangs and scraggy hair, skulks through the city committing such heinous acts as stealing a woman's purse. The police eventually catch up with Hyde, interrogate him, put him in jail and strap him to the electric chair. Sitting in his chair at home, Jekyll awakes from his nightmare to declare, "I believe in God! I have a soul..." and decides not to create the chemical potion.

Cast

  • Sheldon Lewis as Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
  • Alex Shannon as Dr. Lanyon
  • Dora Mills Adams as Mr. Lanyon
  • Gladys Field as Bernice Lanyon
  • Harold Foshay as Edward Utterson
  • Leslie Austin as Danvers Carew
  • Production

    The film's producer, Louis B. Mayer, was concerned about copyright infringement relating to the other two film versions of the story released in that same year, so he set the film in New York and altered the plot structure. The final product was so crude that J. Charles Haydon had his name removed from the credits.

    References

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 Haydon film) Wikipedia
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 Haydon film) IMDb Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1920 Haydon film) themoviedb.org


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