Monday, July 15, 2013

DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE / Paramount Pictures - 1931

It's another Monsterous Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. This story by Robert Louis Stevenson has created some thrilling moments in the cinema, with titles like DER JANUSKOPH (1920), DR. PYCKLE AND MR. PRYDE (1925), ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET DR. JEKYLL, SON OF DR. JEKYLL, DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL, THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL, DR. JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE, including Eegah!! and Tabonga's lost 8mm comedy horror masterpiece from 1959, DR. HEKYLL AND MR. JYDE! This great looking 1931 film had an incredible $1,140,000 budget!!

Eegah!! sent over this soundclip from the movie for our listening enjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the smoking lab beaker, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE!

Dr. Jekyll lives a charmed life, besides being a famous doctor, he gives lectures and is an accomplished pianist!

And, he's got the perfect girlfriend (soon to be fiance), so, what could possibly go wrong?..

Being a good doctor, he helps a damsel in distress who has hurt her leg by carrying her up to her room.

Ivy, the local barfly, flirts with the doc by tossing her garters in front of him before she gets naked under the covers! The fun ends there when the doctor's friend walks in on them.

If this isn't a great shot, then, I guess I don't know what a great shot is!

Welp, here's mud in yer eyeball!

I swear, when I was watching some of the transformation scenes, I kept having flashes of Jerry Lewis in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR!

The first thing Hyde does is go to the bar and have a drink. Lucky for him, Ivy shows up there, unlucky for Ivy, he blackmails her into being his lover!

Not knowing he's also Hyde, Ivy goes to the doctor and shows him the marks on her back from her sexual encounter with the wild man. Jekyll makes a promise to himself that he will never use the potion again.

Then it happens, he doesn't need the potion, now, he can change into Hyde through his own emotional stress. He shows up at Ivy's place and kills her!

He proves to his friend that it's really Henry Jekyll under all that makeup by transforming back into him!

But, the genie's out of the bottle and Hyde sets his sights on his next victim, Jekyll's beloved fiance!

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