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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1920 horror film, directed and written by J. Charles Haydon. It is the third adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (The first 1920 adaptation is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the second The Head of Janus). This film is retrospectively overshadowed by the version starring John Barrymore (grandfather of Drew Barrymore) filmed the same year.

Plot[edit | edit source]

At the first transformation starts with Jekyll's butler exclaiming 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 gaol 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[edit | edit source]

  • 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

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