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Monday, October 09, 2006

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941)

This is an excellent adaptation of the classic story. Spencer Tracy stars as Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde the scientist whose experiment on himself goes terribly wrong. Lana Turner is Dr Jekyll's fiance and Ingrid Bergman is Mr Hyde's barmaid. The performances are wonderful. Spencer Tracy looks very scary as Mr Hyde. The facial expressions, makeup and fake teeth are terrifying. Bergman is wonderful but Turner seems one dimensional - although I feel that is the writer's fault and not hers. I have not seen any other adaptation of the book - other than the musical - so I have nothing to compare this version to but I really enjoyed the film.



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