Malcolm dunn,julia hurley,george stevens,edgard varese. This is a screen gem from which the hollywood of today could learn some valuable lessons. Apart from the character names and basic fact of the transformation, theres nothing of stevensons story here. The films star john barrymore, known to his legion of dedicated fans as the great profile and the profile is prominently on display here, never ceased to be dignified and. In america, the horror genres roots stem from a classic piece of literature, robert louis stevensons dr. Henry jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. On film, the story of dr jekyll and mr hyde remains the most adapted genre story ever and there have been multiple interpretations. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film, produced by famous playerslasky and released through paramountartcraft. Hydes activities are the scandal of the city and are a major, though secret. It is a testament to the astounding talent of barrymore that this silent version still creates such an impact. Hyde is a 1920 horror film directed and written by j. A short compressed version of the classic tale, but this one is lesser when compared to the other 1920 version, mainly because of crummy transformation effects and because it has the lamest ending ever.
Anyhow, for better or worse, john barrymore is restrained considering the role and the film era. Hyde is a solid foray into stevensons work, even if the plot is workmanlike. Robertson, ranks the best known silent screen adaptations from the famous 1886 story by robert louis stevenson and the 1897 stage play starring richard mansfield. The dual roles that the part offers is a choice piece of acting for many actors frederic march won a best actor oscar for his portrayal in dr. Its a terrible adaptation, in terms of presenting the actual story and themes. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film produced by famous playerslasky and released through paramountartcraft. Hyde je americki crnobijeli nijemi horor film snimljen 1920.
Written by clara beranger and thomas russell sullivan, based on the novel by robert louis stevenson. Oct 27, 2017 so naturally, hollywood did what it has always done since its inception and they made a movie based off of something popular in the hopes of making lots of money. Hyde 1931 the story is a symbol for mans division between socialisation and savagery. Hyde was published in 1886 and was an immediate hit. In this one, john barrymore plays the humanitarian dr. It helps that the transfer preserves as much as is. Can see them on youtube search for jekyll and hyde reborn.
Sir george goads jekyll into visiting a music hall, where he watches. Hyde 1920 john barrymores performance in the silent classic dr. Charles haydon, starring sheldon lewis, based on the 1886 novel the strange case of dr. Unfortunately, john barrymores flamboyant performance in the title roles is overly melodramatic, and his transformation from dr. The film is based upon robert louis stevensons novella the strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde and starring actor john barrymore. Hyde 1920 is considered the first great american horror film. The first important horror film originated in germany with robert wienes 1919 expressionistic masterpiece, the cabinet of dr. Well, as it turned out, he was a guy who starred in a really bad version of dr. Hyde is a classic 1920 horror silent film based upon robert louis stevensons. Snimanje je koincidiralo sa mnogo poznatijom verzijom studija paramount pictures. Through countless adaptations, including movies, the gist of robert lewis stevensons the strange case of dr. They are on the borderline marketable so have been slow to decide how to proceed and have just finished nosferatu, which came out at least as good as jekyll and hyde, but the video is so jumpy and low res i will probably upload it here under commons license. Henry jekyll john barrymore is working on separating the good and evil aspects from a persons persona and comes up with a potion that holds the key.
Im not at all familiar with the stage version of hyde, which ive heard was the source most film adapations followed with respect to giving jekyll a romantic relationship found nowhere in the stevenson work. Hyde 1920 is described by barrymore biographer margot peters as a revelation the first real evidence that a great stage actor could transfer that talent to the screen and be appreciated by a public who had never entered a theater in its life. As it happened, barrymores version was one of two silent film treatments. This film was recently screened by cornell cinema with live orchestrations. The film, which stars john barrymore, was a film adaptation of the 1886 novella the strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde by robert louis stevenson. But not once did i have to award it brownie points for trying. Jekyll transforms himself into the evil monster, mr. Recently i got to attend a very special screening of john s. Sep 20, 2009 this seems a film sold primarily on the barnstorming perf of barrymore, and it is a cool one, slack direction notwithstanding. A merciful runtime and a talented lead performance by john barrymore keep things mildly interesting but the supposed degeneracy of mr. Hyde is a classic 1920 horror silent film based upon robert louis stevensons famed novella the strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde and brought to life by actor john barrymore the film was directed by john s. Robertson, and with the stunning performance of barrymore, the film dips deep into the well of depravity that is hyde, creating a thoroughly. John barrymore takes on the double role of the kindly doctor and his horrible alter ego. Were proud to commission another original score from berklee college of music, under the direction of professor sheldon mirowitz, and to host berklee silent film orchestras premiere performance accompanying dr.
Predstavlja adaptaciju znamenite price roberta louisa stevensona o idealistickom ljekaru koji eksperimentirajuci sa psihoaktivnim serumom razvije zlo drugo ja. Hyde 1920 paramount film the following 26 files are in this category, out of 26 total. Robert louis stevensons novella the strange case of dr. Doctor henry jekylls enthusiasm for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a muchadmired man.
Hyde is a classic 1920 horror silent film based upon robert louis stevensons famed novella the strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde and brought to life by actor john barrymore. Robert louis stevenson wrote the novel strange case of dr. Henry jekyll in this 1920 silent, barrymore transforms into id incarnate as the lascivious mr. Hyde s activities are the scandal of the city and are a major, though secret. Jekyll a kind, and charitable man who believes that everyone has two sides, one good. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film about a doctor who releases the evil within himself with a serum. Herbert brenons take for imp wasnt the only one from 19, for instance. In 1920, filmgoers were treated to no fewer than two different film versions of robert louis stevensons dr. Hyde, and this was one occasion when our fellow viewers mockery of silent drama was fully justified and richly deserved, for this movie proved to be one of those sobaditsfunny experiences that gets better i. Hyde 810 in a careerdefining role as jekyllhyde screen legend john barrymore elevates this 1920 adaptation of robert louis stevensons novel from a runofthemill potboiler to a minor masterpiece.
This was the film that finally made barrymore a movie star to match his acclaim on the stage. Its pretty hard to screw up this film and john barrymore is a great jekyllhyde, especially when covered in the terrifying makeup of the feral hyde. Of the countless cinematic adaptations of robert louis stevensons novella the strange case of dr. John barrymore,brandon hurst,martha mansfield,charles lane,cecil clovelly,nita naldi,louis wolheim,alma aiken,j. Hyde 1920 considered by many to be the first great american horror film, john s.
Hyde 1920 haydon film the following 4 files are in this category, out of 4 total. Stage legend john barrymores performance in the 1920 feature film dr. Robertson and in particular lead actor john barrymore created what remains perhaps the best adaptation of the dr. This is perhaps the first film based on the classic horror story of a doctor whose experiments lead to a unique concoction that. John barrymores performance in the silent classic dr. This seems a film sold primarily on the barnstorming perf of barrymore, and it is a cool one, slack direction notwithstanding. Nov 14, 2018 recently i got to attend a very special screening of john s. Jekyll is a progressive scientist constantly attempting to push the boundaries of knowledge and human potential. Hyde prepared to cut it heaps of slack given its 1920 production date.
Hyde allowed stage legend john barrymore to deliver. The sheldon lewis version was somewhat overshadowed by the 1920 paramount pictures version starring john barrymore, which had been released just the month before. Predstavlja adaptaciju znamenite pripovjetke roberta louisa stevensona o idealistickom londonskom ljekaru koji eksperimentirajuci sa lijekovima razvije zlo drugo ja. Edward hyde, is the eponymous main antagonist of the 1886 gothic novella strange case of dr. Theres an odd giant spider nightmare in this one, too. It is included in our program to illustrate the contributions to the motion pictures industry of two stars of silent hall of fame director john s. Hyde is a 1920 american horror film that was directed and written by j. Hyde seem to be a bit mellowed out, even by 20s standards. His experiments make his future fatherinlaw, sir george carewe uneasy since they have the potential to upend natural law. This adaptation is stevenson with a pinch of wilde thrown in for good measure. They are on the borderline marketable so have been slow to decide how to proceed and have just finished nosferatu, which came out at least as good as jekyll and hyde, but the video is so.
Dozens of film adaptations have been made, starring everyone from spencer tracy to adam baldwin, the 1931 fredric march version being arguably the most famous. This early silent version of robert louis stevensons classic novella the strange case of dr. He is the dark side of henry jekyll, unleashed by use of a potion. Hyde je americki crnobijeli nijemi film snimljen 1920. Compare and contrast the way that the directors interpret the transition from dr jekyll to mr hyde in john s. Jekyll drinks his formula and is transformed into the evil mr. But as he visits sir george carew one evening, his host criticises him for his reluctance to experience the more sensual side of life. Stick to the positive sciences, jekyll, says charles lanes character early in this best of two 1920 feature film adaptations of the robert louis stevenson novelette, the strange case of dr. Naslovnu ulogu je tumacio john barrymore kome je to predstavljao jedan od najuspjesnijih. Edward hyde, brandon hurst sir george carew, martha. The film came out in 1920 and stars john barrymore as the titular transforming doctor. So naturally, hollywood did what it has always done since its inception and they made a movie based off of something popular in the hopes of making lots of money. Quite a standardfare silent film as far as i am concerned.
It took john barrymore to bring class to the american horror film, at least in the eyes of the industry. Um diesen bosen neigungen herr zu werden, erfindet er ein elixier mit. Hyde ist ein usamerikanischer horrorfilm aus dem jahr 1920. Hyde, the most effective to this day is paramounts 1920 version starring the great profile, john barrymore, in the title roles. The strange case of dr jekyll and mr hyde by robert louis stevenson is one of the greatest stories of all time and a literary classic which has been adapted into countless movies.1468 1255 243 179 119 164 1367 760 40 871 1585 1403 576 193 1242 872 1176 990 584 256 1404 820 890 1334 1550 530 265 994 189 530 548 335 181