Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (12-Aug-1941)|
Director: Victor Fleming
Writer: John Lee Mahin
From novel: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Score: Franz Waxman
Producer: Victor Fleming
In Victorian England, Dr. Jekyll performs an ill-advised experiment on himself, drinking a concoction that turns himself into monster. Straightforward adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's well-known story is an excellent rendering. Received Oscar nominations for Best Cinemagraphy, Best Editing, and Best Dramatic Score. Remake of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), sometimes scene-by-scene; MGM consigned the 1931 version to its vaults on the release of this film. It was not until the late 1960s that the earlier film again saw the light of day.
Time reviewed Tracy's performance, "He is not so much the fiend incarnate as the ham rampant."
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