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The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll

  • 1960
  • Terence Fisher
  • 84 mins
  • X

Summary

Erotic horror starring Paul Massie, Dawn Addams and Christopher Lee. A Victorian scientist neglects his wife to pursue his work on alternate personalities. After drinking a self-made potion he is turned into a dashing playboy who explores the seedy underside of London and discovers his wife is not as innocent as she seems.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Hammer's flop version of the overworked Robert Louis Stevenson classic grafts on Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray for extra literacy amid the tired Gothic chills. This time the old and weak Jekyll (Paul Massie) transforms into a dashing and virile playboy with an eye for London's cancan girls. Christopher Lee lends his usual excellent support as the lecherous best friend, crushed to death by a python when found in the arms of Jekyll's wife (Dawn Addams).

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Credits

Cast

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Dr Henry Jekyll / Mr Edward HydePaul Massie
Kitty JekyllDawn Addams
Paul AllenChristopher Lee
Ernest LitauerDavid Kossoff
InspectorFrancis De Wolff
MariaNorma Marla
Sphinx girlJoy Webster
Sphinx girlMagda Miller
BouncerOliver Reed

Crew

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DirectorTerence Fisher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Hammer Film Prods Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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