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Bach Movies

F-0101

Title:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Category:

Movie in which J.S. Bach's music is played in the soundtarck

Year Produced:

1931

Country:

USA

Released:

Dec 1931 (film); Dec 2004 (DVD)

Director:

Rouben Mamoulian

Writer:

Robert Louis Stevenson (novel "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"); Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay) & Percy Heath (screenplay)

Actors:

Fredric March (Dr. Henry L. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde); Miriam Hopkins ( Ivy Pearson); Rose Hobart (Muriel Carew); Holmes Herbert (Dr. Lanyon); Halliwell Hobbes ( Brig. Gen. Danvers Carew); Edgar Norton (Poole); Tempe Pigott (Mrs. Hawkins - Ivy's landlady)

Description:

Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug it is already too late.... (written by Mark J. Popp)

Language:

English

Bach's Music:

Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Played by orchestra during opening credits and in some scenes by an anonymous organist dubbing Fredric March

Film Company:

Paramount Pictures

DVD Label:

Warner Home Video

TT:

98 min / 96 min (TCM print) / 209 min (DVD)

Comments:

DVD includes: The original 1932 Paramount uncut long version starring Frederic March - for which he won the Oscar - and the 1941 MGM remake with Spencer Tracy in the title role as well as Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner.

Buy DVD at:

Amazon.com

DVD>

Source: IMDB, Amazon.com
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (October 2007)

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