Fun Size Review: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912)

A strangely sunny adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous tale, this Thanhouser production stars future director James Cruze as the title characters and Florence La Badie as his lady love.

This film was originally two reels but only a one reel condensation survives, which makes it difficult to judge how successfully the Thanhouser team adapted the source material.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Hyde can’t turn back to Jekyll so he takes poison instead.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops. Not entirely scary but worth your time.

Availability: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been released by Thanhouser and is available as an extra on the Kino Barrymore Jekyll and Hyde Bluray with an excellent piano score by Rodney Sauer.


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