Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Synopsis: Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug it is already too late...
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Rouben Mamoulian
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
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98 min

Come in.

-What is it, Poole?

-It's 2:
45, sir...

and your address at the University

is at 3:

So it is, Poole.

-You know, Poole? You're a nuisance.

-Yes, sir.

But I don't know what I should do

without you.

Thank you, sir.

Your sense of duty

is as impregnable as Gibraltar.

-Even Bach can't move it.

-Yes, sir. Thank you, sir.

I'm afraid you'll be late, sir.

I see you want to get rid of me.

All right, Poole.

They're lovely roses, Poole.

Thank you, sir.

-Will you wear your overcoat or cape, sir?

-Give me my cape.

-Good afternoon, Jasper.

-Good afternoon, sir.

-Nice day, isn't it?

-lsn't it, sir?

-St. Simon's.

-Yes, sir.


-How are you, sir?

-Very good. Thank you, sir.

I won't need you anymore today, Jasper.

Dr. Lanyon will take me

where I'm going later.

Yes, sir.

-How do you do, Dr. Jekyll?

-How do you do?

-Hello, Hampton.

-Afternoon, sir.

The auditorium's full, sir.

It always is when you speak, sir.


-I hope Jekyll's in form today.

-He's always in form.

The old codgers are in for another jolt.

I'd wager your friend has something

up his sleeve again, Dr. Lanyon.

Jekyll is always sensational,

always indulging in spectacular theories.


London is so full of fog...

that it has penetrated our minds...

set boundaries for our vision.

As men of science, we should be curious...

and bold enough to peer beyond it...

into the many wonders it conceals.

I shall not dwell today

on the secrets of the human body...

in sickness and in health.

Today, I want to talk to you

of a greater marvel:

The soul of man.

My analysis of this soul,

the human psyche...

Ieads me to believe

that man is not truly one...

but truly two.

One of him strives for the nobilities of life.

This we call his good self.

The other

seeks an expression of impulses...

that bind him to some dim animal relation

with the earth.

This, we may call the bad.

These two carry out an eternal struggle

in the nature of man...

yet they are chained together.

And that chain spells

repression to the evil.

Remorse to the good.

Now, if these two selves

could be separated from each other...

how much freer the good in us would be.

What heights it might scale.

And the so-called evil, once liberated...

would fulfill itself and trouble us no more.

I believe the day is not far off...

when this separation will be possible.

In my experiments, I have found...

that certain chemicals have the power....

Tell me, he can split me in two

like a jolly amoeba.

-By Jove, it's marvelous.

-I confess it's too much for me.

Why don't you stay at home

and send your other self to the lecture?

To divide a human being in two?


I'm going to try to analyze my psyche.

-I didn't expect you to agree with me.

-Agree with you? You talk like a lunatic.

But I hope

you're sane enough to remember...

that we have a consultation

at the Duchess of Densmore's.

-I'm not going.


Please give the duchess my compliments

and some castor oil.

I saw her yesterday. She's a bit bilious,

more in spirit than in body, I'm afraid.

-I'm going along the free wards.

-My dear fellow, be reasonable.

You know how insistent the duchess was

on your coming.

You can't neglect her

for a lot of charity cases.

Can't l?

It's the things one can't do

that always tempt me.

Just as you like.

But you'll remember we're having dinner

at the Carews' tonight.

-I'll pick you up later.

-Thanks. You'll find me in the wards.

See you at 9:

Mary, what are you doing

with those crutches?

I can't do without them, sir.

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Samuel Hoffenstein

Samuel "Sam" Hoffenstein (October 8, 1890 - October 6, 1947) was a screenwriter and a musical composer. Born in Russia, he emigrated to the United States and began a career in New York City as a newspaper writer and in the entertainment business. In 1931 he moved to Los Angeles, where he lived for the rest of his life and where he wrote the scripts for over thirty movies. These movies included Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), The Miracle Man (1932), Phantom of the Opera (1943), The Wizard of Oz (1939), Tales of Manhattan (1942), Flesh and Fantasy (1943), Laura (1944), and Ernst Lubitsch's Cluny Brown (1946). In addition, Hoffenstein, along with Cole Porter and Kenneth Webb, helped compose the musical score for Gay Divorce (1933), the stage musical that became the film The Gay Divorcee (1934). He died in Los Angeles, California. A book of his verse, Pencil in the Air, was published three days after his death to critical acclaim. Another book of his work was published in 1928, titled Poems in Praise of Practically Nothing. The book contained some of his work that had been formerly published in the New York World, the New York Tribune, Vanity Fair, the D. A. C. News, and Snappy Stories. more…

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