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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Friday, April 9th, 2010

John S. Robertson directed this 1920 version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famed book. John Barrymore’s performance as Mr. Hyde received many plaudits on the release of this adaption and the film was an acknowledged success.

Dr. Jekyll (John Barrymore) is a London doctor, progressive in his medical research, conservative and repressed in his personal life. A friend encourages him to explore the underside of life with a visit to a London music hall. Dancer Nita Naldi arouses Jekyll’s repressed sensibilities, and when she embraces him, the doctor runs off. (more…)

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