Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)

USA, 1931
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording), English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Rouben Mamoulian.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian
Copyright MCMXXXI [1931] by Paramount Publix Corporation
A Paramount picture. Adolph Zukor presents. A Rouben Mamoulian production
Executive Producer: Adolph Zukor *
Producer: Rouben Mamoulian *
Screen Play by: Samuel Hoffenstein, Percy Heath
Based on the Novel by: Robert Louis Stevenson
Photographed by: Karl Struss

Fredric March [Dr Henry Jekyll/Mr Hyde]
Miriam Hopkins [Ivy Pearson]
Rose Hobart [Muriel Carew]
Holmes Herbert [Dr Lanyon]
Halliwell Hobbes [Brigadier General Danvers Carew]
Edward Everett Norton [Poole]
Tempe Pigott [Mrs Hawkins]

Alternative Titles

Docteur Jekyll et Mr Hyde – France
Il dottor Jekyll – Italy
Dr Jekyll og Mr Hyde – Denmark
Dr Jekyll und Mr Hyde – Germany
El hombre y el monstruo – Spain
Das Phantom von London – Austria
Tohtori Jekyll ja mr Hyde – Finland
Tri Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Finland

Extracts included in
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003)
A History of Horror: Part One Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (2010)
Universal Horror (1998)
Visions of Light (1992)



  • American Cinematographer vol.78 no.8 (August 1997) p.120 – illustrated article (Wrap Shot by George Turner)
  • American Cinematographer vol.80 no.3 (March 1999) pp.188-196 – illustrated credits, article
  • The Bioscope vol.90 no.1324 pp.8; 18 (17 February 1932) – photo preview; credits, review
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.16 pp.28-31
  • Cinema (Switzerland) no.93 (February 1965) p.56 – review
  • Cinefantastique vol.1 no(Summer 1971) pp.36-38 – illustrated interview with Reuben Mamoulian (Mamoulin on his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Bill Thomas)
  • Film Journal vol.2 no.2 (1973) pp.36-44 – interview with Reuben Mamoulian
  • Hollywood Spectator vol.12 no.11 (February 1932) p.4 – review (An Achievement by Welford Beaton)
  • Journal of Film and Video vol.37 no.4 (Fall 1985) pp.15-26 – illustrated article (The stylistic coding of characters in Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Michael Sevastakis)
  • Kine Weekly 18 February 1932 – review
  • Photoplay vol.41 no.3 (February 1932) p.50 – illustrated review
  • Picturegoer Weekly vol.2 no.69 (17 September 1932) pp.19-20 – review
  • Radio Times vol.246 no.3207 (4 May 1985) p.96 – letter
  • Radio Times vol.294 no.3820 (19 April 1997) p.48 – illustrated article
  • Shock Xpress no.4 (May-June 1986) p.8-9, 16 – illustrated article (Alone in the Pacific with my 10 best films by Ramsey Campbell)
  • Sight & Sound vol. 14 no.6 (June 2004) p.74 – DVD review
  • Starburst no.216 (August 1996) p.55 – illustrated video review (by David Bassom)
  • TV Times vol.126 no.10 (28 February 1987) p.34 – article
  • Wide Angle vol.5 no.3 (1982) pp.59-63 – illustrated article (Looking at Ivy looking at us looking at her: the camera and the garter by Peter Lehman)


  • Attack of the Monster Movie Makers by Tom Weaver – interview with Rose Hobart (by Tom Weaver)
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror (2nd edition) by Phil Hardy (ed) p.48-49 – credits, review
  • British Gothic Cinema by Barry Forshaw p.31
  • Censored Screams: The British Ban on Hollywood Horror in the Thirties by Tom Johnson pp.49, 50-55, 59, 71, 162; 188 – notes; credits
  • Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them by Ron Backer pp.50-54
  • The Encyclopedia of Novels Into Films second edition by John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh pp.424-428 – illustrated credits, review (by J.C.T. [John C. Tibbetts])
  • Golden Horrors: An Illustrated Critical Filmography, 1931-1939 by Bryan Senn pp.30-43
  • Hollywood Cauldron: Thirteen Films from the Genre's Golden Age by Gregory William Mank pp.1-30
  • Horror! 333 Films to Scare You to Death by James Marriott & Kim Newman p.34
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.101
  • by Walt Lee p.106 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.112-114
  • Sound Films, 1927-1939: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.158
  • Terror Tracks: Music, Sound and Horror Cinema by Philip Hayward (ed) pp.8
  • Top 100 Horror Movies by Gary Gerani p.133 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.143

Other sources

  • BFI Southbank Guide June 2012 p.13 – illustrated listing