Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

71m, 6258 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.

Plot Summary

A woman learns that she is the daughter of Dr Jekyll and begins to fear that hs ehas a murderous alter ego just like her father.


Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
© MCMLVII [1957] by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents a Film Ventures production
Produced by: Jack Pollexfen
Associate Producer: Ilse Lahn
Production Manager: Joseph Boyle
Written by: Jack Pollexfen
Director of Photography: John F. Warren
Film Editor: Holbrook N. Todd
Music Supervision: Melvyn Lenard
Sound Mixer: Fred Kessler
Sound: Roderick Sound, Inc.
Westrex Recording System
Wardrobe: Robert Martien
Make-up: Lou Philippi
Special Photographic Effects: Jack Rabin and Louis DeWitt
Art Director: Theobold Holsopple
Set Decorator: Mowbray Berkeley
Property: Irving Sindler

John Agar (George Hastings)
Gloria Talbott (Janet Smith)
Arthur Shields (Dr Lomas)
John Dierkes (Jacob)
Molly McCard (Maggie)
Martha Wentworth (Mrs Merchant)
Marjorie Stapp (woman getting dressed)
Rita Greene (young woman)
Marel Page (young man)

Alternative Titles

La figlia del dott. Jekyll – Italy
La Fille du Docteur Jekyll – Belgium (France)
La hija del médico y la bestia – Mexico
Die Totengruft des Dr Jekyll – Austria

Extracts included in
Wolfman Chronicles (1991)



  • Castle of Frankenstein 1967 Annual p.36
  • Daily Film Renter no.7468 (18 September 1957) p.3 – review
  • Fangoria no.196 (September 2000) p.53 – illustrated DVD review
  • Film Daily vol.112 no.34 (19 August 1957) p.6 – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.146 no.10 (19 August 1957) p.3 – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.2614 (19 September 1957) p.25 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.24 no.286 (November 1957) p.138 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.208 no.8 (24 August 1957) p.507 – review
  • Today's Cinema vol.89 no.7863 (18 September 1957) p.12 – review
  • Variety 28 August 1957 – credits, review (by Kove)


  • The Allied Artists Checklist by Len D. Martin p.35-36 – credits, synopsis, note
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.108
  • Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them by Ron Backer p.61 – note
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.81
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.218 – credits, review
  • It Came from 1957: A Critical Guide to the Year's Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films by Rob Craig pp.153-154
  • by Walt Lee p.88 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.117
  • The Werewolf Filmography by Bryan Senn p.72-74