Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Original title: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Production: Paramount-Artcraft Pictures
Country: United States
Director: John S. Robertson
Script: Clara Beranger; Thomas Russell Sullivan
Photography: Roy F. Overbaugh
Music: John Scott
Cast: John Barrymore; Charles Lane; Brandon Hurst; Cecil Clovelly
Year: 1920
Duration: 67
Genre: Silent films
Color: BW
Original language: English
Languages available: English intertitles
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: horror, terror, ciencia ficción, science fiction, experiments, experimentos, transformation, transformación


Synopsis:

Doctor Henry Jekyll's enthusiasm for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But as he visits Sir George Carew one evening, his host criticizes him for his reluctance to experience the more sensual side of life. Sir George goads Jekyll into visiting a music hall, where he watches the alluring dancer Gina.

Jekyll becomes fascinated with the two contrasting sides of human nature, and he becomes obsessed with the idea of separating them. After extensive work in his laboratory, he devises a formula that does indeed allow him to alternate between two completely different personalities, his own and that of a brutish, lascivious person whom he names Hyde. It is not long before the personality of Hyde begins to dominate Jekyll's affairs.

Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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