5.2/10
203
11 user 9 critic

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913)

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director:

Herbert Brenon

Writers:

Herbert Brenon (scenario), Robert Louis Stevenson (novel)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Lucius Henderson
Stars: James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: J. Charles Haydon
Stars: Sheldon Lewis, Alex Shannon, Dora Mills Adams
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: August Blom
Stars: Alwin Neuß, Oda Alstrup, August Blom
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst
Certificate: Passed Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dr. Jekyll allows his dark side to run wild when he drinks a potion that turns him into the evil Mr. Hyde.

Director: Victor Fleming
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie 1973)
Horror | Musical | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Musical version of the story in which Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: David Winters
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Susan George, Susan Hampshire
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that transforms him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Mark Redfield
Stars: Mark Redfield, Ellie Torrez, Kosha Engler
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie 2000)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The Hong Kong martial arts version of Jekyll and Hyde, with Hyde as the mythical fighting champion known as the White Tiger battling the Triads, drug trafficking and illegal organ transplants.

Director: Colin Budds
Stars: Adam Baldwin, Steve Bastoni, Anthony Brandon Wong
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie 1980)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll, a respectable Victorian scientist, concocts a drug which releases another side to his personality - a brutal, murderous alter ego.

Director: Alastair Reid
Stars: David Hemmings, Lisa Harrow, Ian Bannen
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie 1986)
Animation | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A good doctor named Jekyll attempts to rid humanity of all evil while accidentally creating Mr. Hyde, an evil murderer.

Stars: Max Meldrum, David Nettheim, John Ewart
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Otis Turner
Stars: Hobart Bosworth, Betty Harte
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
King Baggot ... Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Jane Gail ... Alice
Matt Snyder ... Alice's Father
Howard Crampton ... Dr. Lanyon
William Sorelle William Sorelle ... Utterson - the Attorney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Brenon ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
Violet Horner ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
Edit

Storyline

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr Džekil i g. Hajd See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty good for 1913
5 January 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a hard film to rate. Compared to the later versions of this tale, this film comes up very short. However, compared to films made around 1913, it's pretty good. If you do watch it--just cut it some slack. That's because at 26 minutes it's a very long film for the time and its reliance on overacting instead of makeup for Mr. Hyde was a common device---one that John Barrymore also used a decade later. Why? Part of it is the tradition of the stage--where you couldn't stop a production to apply monstrous makeup. Another reason for doing this is that makeup was only in its very infancy in films. So, it was up to the actor (in this case, King Braggot) to act Hyde-ish. And, unfortunately, Braggot's version of Mr. Hyde was not great---as to make himself seem like Hyde, he doubles over as if he's suffering from a severe bowel obstruction! This version of Hyde loved beating the crap out of innocent people but the lewd aspects of his personality are not to be found. An interesting sanitized interpretation--but I think the perverted version of Hyde was closer to Robert Louis Stevenson's vision of the man.

Now it sounds as if I didn't like the film--and this isn't really the case. Apart from the odd portrayal of Hyde, I found it truly amazing that they stuffed so much into only 26 minutes--and they did a nice job of it. Good sets and acting were obvious. The only other complaint I have really is about ALL silents up until about 1920--and that is that they feature too few intertitle cards. Often, the actors acted and acted but nothing was indicated as to what they were saying or doing. Typical but a bit confusing.

My advice is to watch this and then perhaps watch the Frederic March version and compare them. Or, try the Barrymore silent version. Either way, there are other silents and talking versions you can compare it to--they must have made a bazillion of them!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed