Fun Size Review: Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

I’ll cut to the chase: this is one of my all-time favorite comedies, any era. Stan Laurel’s pitch perfect spoof of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a little slice of comedy genius and is guaranteed to lift my mood.

The basic concept of the picture is that Dr. Pyckle’s experiment turns him into the nefarious Mr. Pryde but instead of murder and terror, he commits petty and harmless practical jokes. However, his victims treat him like a monster and the incongruity is just the funniest thing in the world to me. Explaining humor often kills the joke, so I’ll stop there and just encourage you to watch it.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

There’s missing footage but it all naturally ends with an angry mob.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Maple Fudge because it’s my favorite.

Availability: Released on DVD and Bluray with the Barrymore Jekyll and Hyde.


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