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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter

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A doctor, Harry Jekyll, creates a potion that temporarily turns nice people evil and evil people nice. After testing it on animals, he decides to test it on himself.
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The potion turns changes his appearance and makes him evil. He calls this alter ego Mr. Hyde.
When Dr. Jekyll's fiance travels with her sick father, Harry sees it as an opportunity to more expirimenting with Mr. Hyde. Mr. Hyde goes to a bar to see a risque show. He takes a liking to a pretty barmaid that he met as the doctor. He makes his advances, but she rejects him. Hyde starts a bar fight and blames the barmaid, Ivy, and he pays the bar owner to fire he.
He then plays the hero and takes her in. He's cruel to Ivy, hurting her and keeping her prisoner as he lives both Hyde's and Jekyll's life.
Soon, the metamorphasis takes over and Harry can no longer control the change. One night, he changes into Hyde, returns to Ivy and kills her.
Knowing he's dangerous, he breaks off his engagement, but he again changes into Hyde and kills his fiance's dad.
The police confront Jekyll who denies it, but he changes intoHyde again, attacks the police and is shot and killed.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson




DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE is a movie produced and directed by Victor Fleming in 1941.

Dr. Henry Jekyll is engaged to the beautiful Lana Turner. Every night, in his private laboratory, he goes on with his experiments. He's searching for the formula that will allow him to separate the bad from the human mind.

Testing on himself the result of his last experiment, Dr. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde, a monster whose mind is only made up by the bad and hidden thoughts of Dr. Jekyll. At first, Jekyll is sure he'll be able to master Hyde but soon Hyde's personality manages to control Dr. Jekyll and starts committing crimes in the London of the late XIXth century.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



Script Analysis of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 45%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   turned into a monster or alien    -   given another personality/identity

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

Earth setting:    -   19th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   bar/restaurant    -   lab Kind of city    -   Dirty, crime-ridden (like NY)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   fearful Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   book

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