"Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," is today's pick for 31 days of classic horror. This version was made in 1931 and it starred Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, and Holmes Herbert. Rouben Mamoulian directed this horror feature that is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's work. It's a Pre-Code horror film too.
Mr. Hyde: Perhaps you prefer a gentleman. One of those fine-mannered and honorable gentlemen. Those panting hypocrites who like your legs but talk about your garters.
The film won an Oscar at the Academy Awards in the Best Actor category. This was also the first horror film to ever win at the Academy Awards. It's no wonder why the film won, Fredric March's performance was top-notch. March was no doubt one of the greatest classic actors of his time. So that's why this horror flick is one that should be seen by all.
Dr. Jekyll: Oh, God. This I did not intend. I saw a light but did not know where it was headed. I have trespassed on your domain. I've gone further than man should go. Forgive me. Help me!
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" can be rented online at Amazon for $2.99 and it's a 24 hour rental. If you love the film, it's also there for $9.99 to own a digital copy of it. The film about the doctor who turns mad because of a theory is one of the most popular horror classics to have been remade. Jekyll is just like Dracula or Frankenstein, all based on literature and have many different film versions.
So the Fredric March version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," is today's pick for 31 days of classic horror.