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Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Unrated | | Fantasy, Horror | 28 July 1957 (USA)
A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.

Director:

Edgar G. Ulmer

Writer:

Jack Pollexfen
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Agar ... George Hastings
Gloria Talbott ... Janet Smith
Arthur Shields ... Dr. Lomas
John Dierkes ... Jacob
Mollie McCard Mollie McCard ... Maid Maggie
Martha Wentworth ... Mrs. Merchant
Marjorie Stapp ... Woman Getting Dressed
Reita Green Reita Green ... Young Woman (as Rita Greene)
Marel Page Marel Page ... Young Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Terrell
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Storyline

A young woman discovers she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and begins to believe that she may also have a split personality, one of whom is a ruthless killer.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Blood-hungry spawn of the world's most bestial fiend! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Totengruft des Dr. Jekyll See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Film Venturers See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released on a double bill with The Cyclops (1957), also starring Gloria Talbott. See more »

Goofs

Janet (Gloria Talbott) is shown running through the outdoor night barefoot. But when she checks her shoes in her room, they are muddy. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: He will never prowl the night again!
Dr. Lomas: Are you sure!... then laughs.
[This line is said at the beginning and end of the movie]
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Alternate Versions

When Allied Artists studios released this film to television in the mid-1960s, it had to be padded out to at least 75 minutes in length to be viable for late-night time-slots. The opening sequence of the studio's _Frankenstein 1970 (1958)_ was reprocessed (even more fog) and spliced into the middle of this movie to extend the first nightmare sequence. See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1996) See more »

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I liked it.
30 December 2001 | by cliff-pSee all my reviews

Not an easy film to get to see in the UK. I had read many reviews giving this film the thumbs down; when I finally saw it I thought it was an excellent example of a 1950's horror/sci-fi movie attempting to cash in on the current trend which was tending towards the sci-fi element.This film hedges its bets by having both elements i.e Dr Jeykyll's potions for sci-fi and the "werewolf" for the supernatural horror. It also has the element of the "mystery" created by Arthur Shields'(Barry Fitzgerald's brother) attempts to explain everything away. All no doubt intended to mystify the teenagers who were the film's target audience. However,in spite of all this there is a nice creepy atmosphere to the film and it kept me interested for the 75 minutes or so running time.(Apparently for US TV airings,the "monster chase " scene from "Frankenstein 1970"was added in an attempt to boost the length.) Now for the question-is the film's "success" due to Edgar Ulmer's presence? Personally I think so but I am apparently in the minority


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