Watch ' Hyde, Jekyll, Me ' with our fast and smooth mobile player, optimized for your phone and tablet. Are the desires of humans fated to be wicked? The human desire for love is greater than our desire to hurt others. More people wish to love others than harm others. Otherwise, humanity would already be extinct. This is where the drama begins. What if Hyde was the embodiment of love and goodness, not of wickedness?
What if Jekyll was not a nice man chained by morality, but an evil, radical, selfish individual with no knowledge of petty things like love? Thanhouser's was the second U. The Thanhouser version downplays the horror element in favor of the thematic conflict between the good and evil sides of one personality. The credits list James Cruze in both parts, but Harry Benham played the crazed Hyde in several scenes, simplifying production. Transformation trickery was done with careful cuts and quick in-camera dissolves with no changes in lighting.
Photo by Ash Lourey. Henry Jekyll; Main character; Doctor Mr. Edward Hyde; Jekyll's monstrous dark side Mr. Utterson; lawyer; Jekyll's good friend Dr. Lanyon; friend of Jekyll and Utterson Mr. Info Print Print. Table Of Contents. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Introduction Summary Legacy and adaptations. Written By: Vicky Lebeau. Britannica Quiz. Who wrote The Divine Comedy?
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Jekyll therefore confines himself to his locked lab, fearing he might become Hyde at any moment. Millicent finally goes to see him, but as she knocks on the lab's door, he begins transforming into Hyde.
Before he opens the door, Jekyll consumes poison in a ring he wears, one that he had taken from Gina. Now fully transformed into Hyde, he lets Millicent in, locks the door, and grabs her in his arms.
Suddenly, he starts convulsing. Millicent runs from the lab and her shouts for help attract Poole, Jekyll's longtime friend Dr. Richard Lanyon, and another friend, John Utterson. Lanyon enters the lab and finds Hyde dead, sitting in a chair. To his astonishment, he watches the creature transform into Jekyll. Discerning that his friend had committed suicide, Lanyon calls the others into the lab, where he informs them that Hyde has killed Jekyll.
As the film ends, Millicent is grieving next to the body of Jekyll. In , film critics in the trade media and in fan-based publications generally gave high marks to Dr. Hyde and, not surprisingly, focused chiefly on John Barrymore. The popular trade paper Variety described the production as a "fine and dignified presentation" with an "excellent" performance by Barrymore despite what the paper viewed as the absurd nature of the plot:.
The story itself is ridiculous, judged by modern standards, but that doesn't alter its value as a medium for Mr. As the handsome young Dr. Jekyll his natural beauty of form and feature stand him in good stead and he offers a marvelous depiction of bestiality in the transformed personality of "Mr.
In the weeks following the release of Dr. Hyde in March , media reports about the box-office receipts being generated by the film and the exorbitant prices being spent by " movie palaces " to rent it attest to the production's commercial success.
On April 2, for example, Variety reported that the Rivoli Theatre, a prestigious entertainment venue in New York City, was already earning "enormous takings" from its screenings of the film. With regard to broader public reaction to Dr. Hyde in , fan-based publications and individual moviegoers expressed more mixed reactions to the film than critics in entertainment trade papers.
In the magazine's June issue, critic Burns Mantle describes two of his friends' diametric responses to the picture. One friend praised it as "a perfect sample" of filmmaking, destined to be a "classic" in cinematic history; the other friend was appalled by it. As to his latter friend, Mantle adds that she "insists as strenuously that 'Dr.The Best to Worst Jekyll & Hyde Films of All Time film and Tv adaptations and appropriations have been made of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Having studied and taught the novel and subsequent renditions over many years, here is my list to .