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Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll Details

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This is the film version of [[Performer~P112766~Robert Louis Stevenson~robertstevenson]]'s [[Feature~V47180~The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde~thestrangecaseofdrjekyllandmrhyde]] in which Hyde is the handsome, clean-shaven one. Though top-billed [[Performer~P41362~Christopher Lee~christopherlee]], portraying a caddish playboy, was the beneficiary of all the ad publicity, it is [[Performer~P46300~Paul Massie~paulmassie]] who plays Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The "horror" in the film is mostly sociological, with Jekyll learning first hand of the corruption lurking beneath the respectable facade of the Victorian Era. His metamorphosis into Hyde is meant as an allegory to the evils of drug addiction, another "don't ask--don't tell" element of 19th century London. In still another departure from the Stevenson original, Jekyll becomes Hyde not because he can't control his alter ego, but because he wants to exact revenge on [[Performer~P41362~Christopher Lee~christopherlee]], who has been siphoning off Jekyll's savings to finance his own gambling and womanizing. In contrast to Stevenson's story, Jekyll/Hyde does not die--though the strain of being Hyde has permanently scarred Jekyll's psyche. Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll was originally released in Britain as House of Fright. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Paul Massie
as Dr. Jekyll
Dawn Addams
as Kitty Jekyll
Christopher Lee
as Paul Allen
David Kossoff
as Ernest Litauer
Pauline Shepherd
as Girl in Gin Shop
Helen Goss
as Nannie
Arthur Lovegrove
as Cabby
Oliver Reed
Victor Kendall
as Clubman
Joy Webster

Crew

Terence Fisher
Director
Michael Carreras
Producer
Jack Asher
Cinematographer
David Heneker
Composer (Music Score)
Monty Norman
Composer (Music Score)
James Needs
Editor
Eric Boyd-Perkins
Editor
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