Edge of Sanity

Synopsis: When Henry Jekyll's experiments with cocaine have gotten out of control, he transforms into the hideous Jack Hyde. As Hyde he searches the London streets at night for his prey in whorehouses and opium dens. The police can't catch him, he has nothing to lose but his mind...
Genre: Horror, Thriller
85 min



Henry? Henry!

Henry, what is it? Darling, wake up!

Darling, what's the matter?

- I'm fine.

- Darling, are you all right?

Yes. Yes, I...

I'm sorry to have woken you.

- I'm fine.

- Henry?

I'm fine. Go back... to sleep.

Good morning, sir.

Thank you, sir.

- Good morning, Dr. Jekyll.

- Good morning, Mr. Stanton.

Straight to the hospital, sir?

- As usual.

- Very good, sir.


You don't want to use morphine, as well?

No need.

You're a lucky man.

This is a new anesthetic.

Your eye's going to become numb.

You won't feel any pain.

If his eye had moved at all,

you'd have blinded him.

But it did not move, did it?

I suppose it could replace morphine

as a local.

This drug has application

far beyond anesthesia.

I have such energy, such exhilaration,

almost euphoria sometimes,

and without distortion.

- It's quite amazing.

- You're actually using it on yourself?

Of course, I'm preparing a full study.

Egglestone's pushing for me to present

it at the Vienna conference next month.

Well, that's in two weeks.

Do you think it'll be ready?

It could change our entire

approach to medicine.

And the dreams, Lanyon.

Incredible, vivid...

No, not dreams. More like memories

or experiences of another level.

Jekyll, are you sure it's... safe?

Primitive people have been using it

for centuries.

Until now, man has been locked up

in the dark prison of the mind.

I may have discovered

the secret to set him free.

Excuse me, Dr. Jekyll.

There's a young woman in reception.

- She says your wife sent her.

- My wife?

Oh, yes. Yes, of course.

I'll be right there.

A charity case. Come with me.

- No cough? Shortage of breath?

- No.

Uh, could I ask you

to remove your shirt, please?

Good Lord.

Look at this, Jekyll.

How did this happen? Were you beaten?

It was me brothers, sir.

But I thought you came from

the shelter, that you had no home.

That's right, sir, but they came

to visit me, me brothers, that is,

and then they beat me.

- This looks like a rope burn.

- Oh, that's right.

Well, they tied me up first, and then...

Do you live in a nice house?

It's all right, I suppose.

I'll leave this to you, Lanyon.

She's from the East End of London.


Come on, dear, let's have a look at you.

Oh, look at this, Charlie.

Look what I've got for you.

Come on.

Mmm. It's good, isn't it?

Darling, come and see this.

Oh, Henry.

You haven't touched your supper.

You know, I ought to take this food

down to the poor at Bethnal Green

and let you starve.

- I'll be finished in 10 minutes.

- That's what you said four hours ago.

- I'm working on a new solution.

- At least, have a cup of tea.


Oh, look at him eat that up.

Good night, Dr. Jekyll.

Pss, pss, pss, pss! Charlie!

Charlie, what have you done?




Come on, giddy up.

Not too far now. Two streets ahead.

Hope I didn't make a fool of myself.

Don't be silly. It was very amusing, dear.

Hello, love.

Looking for a naughty girl, then?

What's your hurry, darling?

Hello, sir. If you're looking

for a place to enjoy yourself,

all you need is some

of that lovely stuff, money...

You, sir, should be having a good time.

But I am. I'm having a marvelous time.

Ah, but, sir, you're not getting my drift.

I mean a real special time.

- You can't do that alone, can you?

- I'm not alone, am I?

Ah, they're all stupid peasants.

I wouldn't give a toss for them.

Now, a gent like you should be having

a good time at Madam Flora's.

That's why you're here.

Ain't I right, sir?


You, uh, come this way, sir.

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