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Monday, May 2, 2011

Jekyll and Hyde in Films & TV: A List


Conceived by the morbid mind of author Robert Louis Stevenson, the vile and murderous Mr. Edward Hyde was given birth in the literary pages of the short horror-mystery classic Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886; Longmans, Green & Co.). The character of Mr. Hyde is unique and potent in that he forces us to examine the dark nature concealed deep within ourselves... and to ponder from what source is man urged to commit senseless violence? With Hyde's reign of terror pre-dating that of real-life serial killer Jack the Ripper's (by a mere couple of years), it's no wonder the public has made him one of the most famous horror figures in history... especially in the cinema! Since 1908, numerous movies have adapted Stevenson's novella and continue to do so in rapid consistency. However, many of us who have read the book and watched enough of these films will have noticed, comparatively, that liberties have been taken in adding to the modest length of the original material. Indeed, most film adaptions borrow heavily from Thomas Russell Sullivan's famous 1897 stage play, which introduced a love interest for Dr. Henry Jekyll. Listed below, you will find films and television programs that feature the good doctor and/or his not so wholesome counterpart in varied interpretations. Enjoy!


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Selig Polyscope; 1908) -- first American horror movie; Hobart Bosworth as J&H; lost film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Kalem; 1908) -- Frank Oakes as J&H; lost film
A Modern Dr. Jekyll (Selig Polyscope; 1909) -- first comedy adaption starring Henry Arthur Barrows; lost film
The Duality of Man (Wrench; 1910) -- lost film
Den Skæbnesvangre Opfindelse (a.k.a. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Jekyll and Hyde) (Nordisk; 1910) -- Alwin Neuss as J&H; lost film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Thanhouser; 1912) -- James Cruze as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (IMP; 1913) -- King Baggot as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Kineto-Kinemacolour; 1913) -- lost film
A Modern Jekyll and Hyde (Kalem; 1913) -- directed by Robert Broderick; lost film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Starlight; 1914) -- parody; lost film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Done to a Frazzle (Warner Brothers; 1914) -- spoof; Charlie de Forrest as J&H; lost film
Ein Seltsamer Fall (a.k.a. Sein eigner Mörder) (Vitascope; 1914) -- loosely based; Alwin Neuss stars; soon to be released on DVD!
Horrible Hyde (Lubin; 1915) -- Jerold T. Hevener as J&H
Miss Jekyll and Madame Hyde (Vitagraph; 1915) -- Satan appears; Helen Gardner stars
Luke's Double (Pathé Phunfilm; 1916) -- comedy short; Harold Lloyd stars
Dr. Jekyll (1917) -- may or may not have ever existed
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Arrow Film Corp.; 1920) -- comedy; Hank Mann as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Famous Players-Lasky; 1920) -- John Barrymore as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Pioneer Film; 1920) -- Sheldon Lewis as J&H
The Head of Janus (a.k.a. Janus-Faced; Janus Head; Der Januskopf; Love's Mockery) (Lipow-Film; 1920) -- loosely based; Conrad Veidt stars; lost film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Zip (a.k.a. Happy Hooligan in "Dr Jekyll and Mr Zip") (IFS; 1920) -- animation short
When Quackel Did Hyde (Aywon; 1920) -- short comedy; Charles Gramlich stars
Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (Standard Film Company; 1925) -- spoof; Stan Laurel stars
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paramount Pictures; 1931) -- Fredric March as J&H
Betty Boop M.D. (Paramount Pictures; 1932) -- animated short
Three's A Crowd (1932) -- animated short
The Case of the Stuttering Pig (Warner Bros.; 1937) -- animated short; featuring Porky Pig
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NBC; 1940) -- 1-hour TV drama; Winfield Hoeny stars as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (MGM; 1941) -- Spencer Tracy stars as J&H
Il Dottor Churkill (Industrie Corti Metraggi; 1941) -- animated short; Nazi propaganda film; portrays Winston Churchill as J&H character
Impatient Patient (Warner Bros.; 1942) -- animated short; featuring Daffy Duck
Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Hyde Cat (a.k.a. Jekyll and Hyde Cat) (Terrytoon; 1944) -- animation short
Dr Jekyll and Mr Mouse (MGM; 1947) -- animated short; featuring Tom & Jerry
Suspense 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (CBS; 1949) -- TV series episode; Ralph Bell stars as J&H
El Extraño Caso del Hombre y la Bestia (a.k.a. The Doctor Jekyll; El hombre y la bestia; The Man and the Beast; The Strange Case of the Man and the Beast) (Sono; 1950) -- Mario Soffici stars as J&H
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (BBC; 1950) -- TV movie; Alan Judd stars as J&H
Son of Dr. Jekyll (Columbia Pictures; 1951) -- Louis Hayward stars
Suspense 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (CBS; 1951) -- TV series episode; Basil Rathbone stars as J&H
The Prize Pest (1951) -- animated short; featuring Porky Pig & Daffy Duck
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Universal Pictures; 1953) -- comedy; Boris Karloff & Eddie Parker star
Sada-Kalo (a.k.a. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Shada Kalo) (Basu Mitra; 1953) -- Sipra stars
The Jack Benny Program 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (CBS; 1953) -- TV series episode
Spooks! (Columbia Pictures; 1953) -- comedy short; featuring The Three Stooges
Climax! 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (CBS; 1954) -- TV series episode; Michael Rennie stars as J&H
Dr. Jerkyll’s Hyde (Warner Bros.; 1954) -- animated short; featuring Sylvester the Cat & Tweety Bird
Hyde and Hare (Warner Bros.; 1955) -- animated short; featuring Bugs Bunny
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (BBC; 1956) -- TV mini-series; Dennis Price stars
Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (Allied Artists; 1957) -- Gloria Talbott stars
Matinee Theatre 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (NBC; 1957) -- TV series episode; Douglass Montgomery as J&H
Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier (a.k.a. The Doctor's Horrible Experiment; Experiment in Evil) (RTF; 1959) -- Jean-Louis Barrault stars
The Ugly Duckling (Hammer; 1959) -- comedy; Bernard Bresslaw as J&H
Il Mio Amico Jekyll (a.k.a. My Friend, Dr. Jekyll; My Pal Dr. Jekyll) (Union; 1960) -- comedy; Raimondo Vianello & Ugo Tognazzi star
The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (a.k.a. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; House of Fright; Jekyll’s Inferno) (Hammer; 1960) -- Paul Massie as J&H
Hyde and Go Tweet (Warner Bros.; 1960) -- animated short; featuring Sylvester the Cat & Tweety Bird
The Nutty Professor (a.k.a. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Love; Dr. Jerkyll and Mr. Hyde) (Paramount; 1962) -- spoof; Jerry Lewis stars
El Secreto del Dr. Orloff (a.k.a. Dr. Orloff’s Monster; The Mistresses of Dr. Jekyll) (American International-Leo; 1964) -- Marcelo Arroita-Jauregui stars
Il Dottor Jeckill e Mister Hide (RAI-TV; 1964) -- Italian TV musical; Virgilio Savona as J&H
Gilligan’s Island 'And Then There were None' (CBS; 1966) -- TV series episode; Bob Denver turns into Hyde
Mad Monster Party (Videocraft-International; 1967) -- stop-motion animation
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dan Curtis Productions; 1968) -- 2-part TV movie; Jack Palance as J&H
Pacto Diabólico (a.k.a. Diabolical Pact; Jekyll and Hyde; Satanic Pact) (Filmica Verara; 1968) -- loosely based; John Carradine stars
Il Dottor Jekyll (a.k.a. Jekyll) (RAI-TV; 1969) -- Italian TV mini-series; Giorgio Albertazzi as J&H
The Red Skelton Show 'Episode #20.7' (NBC; 1970) -- TV series episode
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! 'Nowhere to Hyde' (Hanna-Barbara; 1970) -- animated TV episode
Rod Serling's Night Gallery 'With Apologies to Mr. Hyde' (NBC; 1971) -- TV series episode; Adam West stars
Dr. Jekyll y el Hombre Lobo (a.k.a. Dr. Jekyll and the Wolfman; Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf) (1971) -- Jack Taylor & Paul Naschy star
Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (Hammer Films; 1971) -- Ralph Bates & Martine Beswick star
I, Monster (Amicus-British Lion; 1971) -- Christopher Lee stars
Dr. Sexual and Mr. Hyde (1971) -- directed by Tony Brzezinski
The Jekyll and Hyde Portfolio (a.k.a. Jekyll and Hyde Unleashed) (Xerxes; 1971) -- soft porn; Sebastian Brook as J&H
The Adult Version of Jekyll and Hide (Entertainment Ventures; 1971) -- soft porn; Jack Buddliner & Jane Tsentas star
The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie 'The Mad, Mad, Mad Monsters' (ABC; 1972) -- animated TV episode
The Man with Two Heads (a.k.a. Dr Jekyll and Mr Blood) (Constitution; 1972) -- Denis DeMarne stars
El Hombre y la Bestia (Estudios América; 1972) -- remake of the 1950 film; Enrique Lazalde stars
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (BBC1; 1972) -- TV movie; may or may not exist
Chabelo y Pepito Contra los Monstruos (Alameda Films; 1973) -- comedy
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NBC; 1973) -- TV musical; Kirk Douglas as J&H
The Switch (a.k.a. Oversexed) (Magenta Films; 1974) -- Veronica Parrish stars
The Ghost Busters 'Jekyll & Hyde: Together, for the First Time!' (CBS; 1975) -- TV series episode; Severn Darden & Joe E. Ross star
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (a.k.a. The Watts Monster) (Dimension Pictures; 1976) -- blaxploitation; Bernie Casey stars
The Erotic Dr. Jekyll (a.k.a. The Amazing Dr. Jekyll) (1976) -- porno; Zebedy Colt stars
Man from Atlantis 'C.W. Hyde' (NBC; 1977) -- TV series episode; Alan Fudge stars
Dr. Jekyll's Dungeon of Death (a.k.a. Dr. Jekyll’s Dungeon of Darkness; The Jekyll Experiment) (New American; 1979) -- James Mathers stars
Dottor Jekyll e Gentile Signora (a.k.a. Il Dottor Jekyll; Dr. and Mrs. Jekyll; Dr. Jekyll Likes Them Hot; Jekyll Junior) (Medusa; 1979) -- parody; Paolo Villaggio stars
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (BBC; 1980) -- TV movie; David Hemmings as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (Friday Video Club; 1980) -- spoof; Penny White stars
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (Cannon; 1980) -- farce; Oliver Reed stars
Fantasy Island 'Dr. Jekyll and Miss Hyde' (ABC; 1980) -- TV series episode; Maureen McCormick stars
Docteur Jekyll et les Femmes (a.k.a. The Blood of Dr. Jekyll; Bloodbath of Doctor Jekyll; Bloodlust; Le Cas etrange du Dr. Jekyll et Miss Osbourne; Dr. Jekyll and His Women; The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne) (Multimedia; 1981) -- Udo Kier & Gérard Zalchberg star
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again (Paramount Pictures; 1982) -- comedy; Mark Blankfield as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Burbank Films; 1986) -- animation
ABC Weekend Specials 'Cap’n O.G. Readmore Meets Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (ABC; 1986) -- animated TV episode
El Aullido del Diablo (a.k.a. Howl of the Devil) (Freemont Nash International; 1987) -- Paul Naschy stars
Strannaya Istoriya Doktora Dzhekila i Mistera Khayda (a.k.a. Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde) (Mosfilm; 1987) -- Innokenti Smoktunovsky & Alexander Feklistov star
Duck Tales 'Dr. Jekyll & Mr.. McDuck' (1987) -- animated TV episode
Edge of Sanity (a.k.a. Journey into Fear) (Vision Pictures; 1988) -- Anthony Perkins stars
Jack the Ripper (Thames TV; 1988) -- scenes based on Mansfield’s play; Michael Caine stars
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf (Hanna-Barbera; 1988) -- animation
Nightmare Classics 'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (Showtime; 1989) -- TV series episode; Anthony Andrews as J&H
Jekyll and Hyde (London Weekend Television; 1990) -- TV movie; Michael Caine as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (a.k.a. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) (Las Vegas Video; 1990) -- porno; Mike Horner & Ashlyn Gere star
Waxwork II: Lost in Time (1992) -- Michael Viela as J&H
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) -- stop-animation
The Pagemaster (1994) -- Leonard Nimoy stars
Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995) -- Tim Daly & Sean Young star
Jekyll & Hyde (1995) -- rated PG-13
Pinky and the Brain 'Brains Meets Brawn' (1995) -- animated TV episode
Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde (BBC1; 1995-1998) -- TV series
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Legacy of Fear (1996) -- TV production; Robert Mandan as Narrator
Mary Reilly (1996) -- John Malkovich as J&H
Mi Nombre es Sombra (1996) -- Jean-Claude Adelin stars
The Nutty Professor (1996) -- remake of spoof; Eddie Murphy stars
100 Years of Horror: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1996) -- documentary
Jekyll Island (1998) -- not a J&H film; Don Mogavero stars
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Goldhill Home Media; 1999) -- animation
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000) -- Adam Baldwin stars
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000) -- sequel to 1996 spoof; Eddie Murphy stars
Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical (2001) -- David Hasselhoff as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2002) -- Mark Redfield as J&H
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2002) -- John Hannah as J&H
Misty Mundae - Dr. Jekyll & Mistress Hyde (Seduction Cinema; 2003) -- porno
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2003) -- TV movie; John Hannah as J&H
The Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Rock 'N Roll Musical (2003) -- Alan Bernhoft as J&H
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) -- Jason Flemyng as J&H
Jekyll (2004) -- Matt Keeslar as J&H
Jekyll and Hyde: The True Story (2004) -- documentary
The Strange Game of Hyde and Seek (2004) -- Nicholas Wightman & Michael Burkett star
Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004) -- animated prequel
Van Helsing (2004) -- Stephen H. Fisher & Robbie Coltrane star
Jacqueline Hyde (2005) -- Gabriella Hall & Blythe Metz star
Killer Bash (2005) -- Raquel Riskin stars
Jekyll + Hyde (2006) -- Bryan Fisher as J&H
Premiata Teleditta 4 'Lo Strano Caso del Dottor Jekyll e Mr. Hyde' (2006) -- Italian TV series episode; Roberto Ciufoli as J&H
A Real Friend (2006) -- Xavier Capdet stars
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2006) -- Tony Todd as J&H
Jekyll (BBC-1; 2007) -- TV mini-series; James Nesbitt stars
Arasuji de Tanoshimu Sekai Meisaku Gekijo 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (Nihon TV; 2007) -- TV series episode; computer animation
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008) -- TV movie; Dougray Scott as J&H
The Wild Soccer Bunch 5 (2008) -- Sandro Iannotta & Bruno Schubert star
Jekyll & Canada (2009) -- comedy