Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)

STARRING:
John Barrymore, Brandon Hurst
DIRECTED BY:
John S. Robertson
GENRE:
Horror
Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale gets an early treatment here with John Barrymore as the kindly doctor who believes everyone has a duel nature. The transformation scene, where Jekyll turns into the twisted Mr. Hyde, is as transfixing now as it was nearly a century ago! The cast includes Martha Mansfield as the woman loved by Jekyll, and Nita Naldi as the dance hall girl seduced by Jekyll’s evil alter ego. (BW)