Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Adolph Zukor.
The film was based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde written by Robert Louis Stevenson published in 1886.
Academy Awards 1941 --- Ceremony Number 14 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Fredric March||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Karl Struss||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Percy Heath, Samuel Hoffenstein||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Joseph Ruttenberg||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Harold F. Kress||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Franz Waxman||Nominated|
Dr. Jekyll: Oh, God. This I did not intend. I saw a light but did not know where it was headed. I have tresspassed on your domain. I've gone further than man should go. Forgive me. Help me!
Poole: You should go out, sir. London offers many amusements for a gentlemen like you, sir.
Dr. Jekyll: Yes, but gentlemen like me daren't take advantage of them, Poole. Gentlemen like me have to be very careful of what we do or say.
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The nephew of Robert Louis Stevenson appears in a small uncredited role.
When Dr. Jekyll comes to Muriel Carew's house for the final time, she is playing "Aufschwung" ("Soaring") from Fantasiestuecke, Op. 12, by Robert Schumann. This is a particularly apposite choice of music for the film, because Schumann had created two alter egos reflecting two different aspects of his personality, the impetuous and passionate "Florestan" and the introverted "Eusebius." Much of his music criticism was written using one or the other as a pseudonym, and the two frequently appear in his music in one guise or another.
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