Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931 film)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1931 American pre-Code horror film, directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Fredric March, who plays a possessed doctor who tests his new formula that can unleash people's inner demons. The film is an adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, the 1886 Robert Louis Stevenson tale of a man who takes a potion which turns him from a mild-mannered man of science into a homicidal maniac.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRouben Mamoulian
Screenplay bySamuel Hoffenstein
Percy Heath
Based onThe Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
1886 novella
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced byRouben Mamoulian
StarringFredric March
Miriam Hopkins
Rose Hobart
CinematographyKarl Struss
Edited byWilliam Shea
Music byJohann Sebastian Bach (uncredited)
Herman Hand (adaptor – uncredited)
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release dates
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.3 million (U.S. and Canada rentals)[2]
Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde ad in The Film Daily, 1932

The film was a critical and commercial success upon its release. Nominated for three Academy Awards, March won the award for Best Actor, sharing the award with Wallace Beery for The Champ.