Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman headline this screen version of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale, directed by Gone with the Wind and Wizard of Oz legend Victor Fleming. Tracy stars as Dr. Jekyll, a scientist who downs an experimental… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 12, 1941
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Well shot by Joseph Ruttenberg, and the transformations are effectively handled, but it's generally shallow and anaemic.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

If you mess with perfection, you end up with the beast.

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Steve Crum

Quite eerie classic thriller with Tracy surprisingly good in title role(s).

Howard Thompson
New York Times

A little Freudian theory is a dangerous thing. It can make a piece of errant hokum dizzy with significance.

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Dan Jardine
Slant Magazine

Conventions of the time did not allow director Victor Fleming to examine the powerful sexual undertones of Stevenson's tale, robbing the film of much of its potential insight

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The entire effort was misconceived, one that offers more ham than steak.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Under Victor Fleming's direction, it's sober and turgid but far from unwatchable, thanks exclusively to the caliber of the performances.

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TV Guide

MGM gave the familiar story the big-budget, big-star treatment, but in the process drained it of all of its biting social and psychological implications.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Less an outright horror film than its predecessor and more a straightforward psychological study. Most of the earlier sex is replaced by a stubborn, straightlaced morality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
One of my favourite horror movies of the 40s. Great cast, classic story, it's exciting, dramatic, and somewhat romantic. I love it.
Greg S
Spencer Tracy assays the schizophrenic Jekyll/Hyde role in this remake of the 1931 hit. A notch below its model, but it does feature the memorable image of… More
jay nixon
Tracy is badly miscast here and it almost fatal hurts the film but the MGM gloss and beauty of both Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner compensate somewhat.
Byron Brubaker
This has a lot of good things going for it, but feels boring and a step below the 1931 version with Fredric Marsh. Lana Turner is a good supporting player.… More
Tim Salmons
Very very nice version of the classic tale.
Marcus Woolcott
Watch this OR the previous one. Both are good and there's little difference.