First Mondays Silent Film Series: Pre-Halloween Creep-fest Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) with John Barrymore
About This Event
Afred Zukor treats us to a remake (that’s right, there is a 1912 version) of one of the creepiest characters in film history starring none other than Shakespearean stage star John Barrymore (grandfather of E.T.’s Drew Barrymore).
The Washington Post considered the performance to be “a masterpiece,” and “a remarkable piece of work.” Variety said it was a “fine and dignified presentation” with an “excellent” performance by Barrymore despite what the paper viewed as the absurd nature of the plot.
POLT: A doctor’s research into the roots of evil turns him into a hideous, depraved fiend.
CAST: John Barrymore, Brandon Hurst, Martha Mansfield, Charles Lane, Cecil Clovelly, Nita Naldi
DIRECTOR: John S. Robertson
RUN TIME: 79 min