Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (PG) 84 mins | St Barnabas Ealing
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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (PG) 84 mins

31
OCT

Date Thursday, 31 October 2019 18:00 - 23:00
Location
St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane
Contributor
Ian Hamerton
Price
£10/£7 for under 16s (refreshments available)

In this 1920 silent version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, John Barrymore is dignified and virtuous as Dr Henry Jekyll, and transforms into Id incarnate as the lascivious Mr. Hyde with almost no make-up beyond his gnarled, knobby fingers and greasy hair, relying almost solely on a bug-eyed grimace, a spidery body language and pure theatrical flourish. He tends to be hammy as the leering beast of a thug but brings a tortured struggle to the repressed doctor, horrified at the demon he's unleashed, guilty that he enjoys Hyde's unrestrained life of drinking and whoring and terrified that he can no longer control the transformations. Martha Mansfield co-stars as his pure and innocent sweetheart, and Nita Naldi (the vamp of Blood and Sand) has a small but memorable role as the world-weary dance-hall darling who first "wakens" Jekyll's "baser nature". --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

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