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The Son of Dr. Jekyll Details


The Son of Dr. Jekyll is Edward Jekyll, played by Louis Hayward. The film's events take place long after the unpleasantness involving Dr. J's doppelganger Mr. Hyde. Young Edward hopes to prove that his father was a dedicated scientist, and not merely a mad monster. His nemesis in this endeavor is Curtis Lanyon (Alexander Knox), executor for the Jekyll estate, who hopes to drive Edward into insanity and irrational behavior so he can keep the late doctor's legacy for himself. Much to the disappointment of the audience, Eddie Jekyll never turns into Hyde, no matter how hard he and Lanyon try to re-create the original doctor's experiments. Thus, Son of Dr. Jekyll can scarcely be designated a horror film; it looks more like a period-costume Charlie Chan picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Louis Hayward
as Dr. Jekyll (II)
Alexander Knox
as Dr. Curtis Lanyon
Lester Matthews
as John Utterson
Gavin Muir
as Richard Daniels
Paul Cavanagh
as Inspector Stoddard
Rhys Williams
as Michaels
Doris Lloyd
as Lottie Sarelle
Claire Carleton
as Hazel Sarelle
Pat O'Moore
as Joe Sarelle
Leslie Denison
as Constable
Robin Camp
as Willie Bennett
Ottola Nesmith
as Nurse
Matthew Boulton
as Inspector Grey
Leonard Mudie
as Pharmacist
Phyllis Morris
as Tea Woman
Olaf Hytten
as Prosecutor
Alec Harford
as Clerk
Guy Kingsford
as Male Nurse
Carol Savage
as Young Woman
Holmes Herbert
as Local Constable
Wheaton Chambers
as Magistrate
Frank S. Hagney
as Men in Pub
Stapleton Kent
as Proprietor
Joyce Jameson
as Barmaid
Robin Hughes
as Alec
Keith Hitchcock
as Bobby


Jack Pollexfen
Mortimer Braus
Henry Freulich
Paul Sawtell
Composer (Music Score)
Morris W. Stoloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Gene Havlick
Walter Holscher
Art Director