DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1931 U.S.) D/P: ROUBEN MAMOULIAN W: SAMUEL HOFFENSTEIN/PERCY HEATH
Considered the definitive screen version of Robert Louis Stevenson`s 1886 novella, this brilliant movie stars Fredeic March (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor). Wally Westmore`s make-up is fantastic, as is Karl Struss` b/w photography. Mamoulian`s direction is flawless. Miriam Hopkins is Hyde`s sexy mistress. Considred pretty racy stuff in it`s day, it was cut in 1935 to stay within the Hayes Code requirements. Thankfully it can now be seen in it`s uncut glory, a true masterpiece of horror (and any other genre for that matter). With Rose Hobart, Holmes Hebert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton, Tempe Pigott, Sam Harris, Tom London, Murdock MacQuarrie, John Rogers, Douglas Walton and Eric Wilton. The next major Hollywood version was in 1941.

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