Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)

USA, 1941
90m (Germany), 113m, 3480.82 metres, 10951 feet, 13 reel
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Victor Fleming.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Victor Fleming
Copyright MCMXLI [1941] by Loew’s Incorporated
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents. Victor Fleming’s production. Produced by Loew’s Incorporated
Screen Play by: John Lee Mahin
Based on the novel [The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde] by Robert Louis Stevenson
Director of Photography: Joseph Ruttenberg
Film Editor: Harold F. Kress
Musical Score: Franz Waxman
Recording Director: Douglas Shearer
Western Electric Sound System
Gowns by: Adrian
Men’s Wardrobe by: Gile Steele
Make-Up Created by: Jack Dawn
Special Effects: Warren Newcombe
Montage Effects: Peter Ballbusch
Art Director: Cedric Gibbons
Associate [Art Director]: Daniel B. Cathcart
Set Decorations: Edwin B. Willis
Dance Direction: Ernest Matray
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios *

Spencer Tracy (Dr Harry Jekyll/Mr Hyde)
Ingrid Bergman (Ivy Peterson)
Lana Turner (Beatrix Emery)
Donald Crisp (Sir Charles Emery)
Ian Hunter (Dr John Lanyon)
Barton MacLane (Sam Higgins)
C. Aubrey Smith (the bishop [Manners])
Peter Godfrey (Poole [Jekyll’s butler])
Sara Allgood (Mrs Higgins)
Frederic Worlock (Dr Heath)
William Tannen (interne Fenwick)
Frances Robinson (Marcia)
Denis Green (Freddie)
Billy Bevan (Mr Weller)
Forrester Harvey (Old Prouty)
Lumsden Hare (Colonel Weymouth)
Lawrence Grant (Dr Courtland)
John Barclay (constable)

Alternative Titles

Arzt und Dämon – Austria, West Germany
Le Docteur Jekyll et Monsieur Hyde – Belgium (France)
Il Dottor Jeckyll e Mr Hyde – Italy
Dr Jekyll et Mr Hyde – Belgium (France)
Dr Jekyll och Mr Hyde – Sweden
Dr Jekyll og Mr Hyde – Denmark
El extraño caso del doctor Jekyll – Spain
El hombre y la bestia – Venezuela
O Médico e o Monstro – Brazil
Tri Jekyll ja mr Hyde – Finland

Extracts included in
Ingrid (1985)
Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)
Precious Images (1986)
You Can’t Fool a Camera (1941)



  • Harrison’s Reports 2 August 1941 p.123 – review (by Peter S. Harrison)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.295 no.21 (6 January 1987) p.4 – note (Turner Prgm. Services slates more movies for colorizing by Chuck Ross)
  • Kine Weekly no.1805 (20 November 1941) p.20 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.8 no.95 (November 1941) pp.147-148 – review (by E.R.)
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.143 no.7 (17 May 1941) p.134 – credits, synopsis, note
  • Positif no.76 (June 1966) p.130 – review
  • Sight & Sound vol.14 no.6 (June 2004) p.74 – DVD review
  • Today’s Cinema vol.57 no.4647 (14 November 1941) pp.19-20 – review (by L.H.C.)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.76
  • Classic Horror Films and the Literature That Inspired Them by Ron Backer pp.54-58
  • 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])
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.104
  • Hollywood Cauldron: Thirteen Films from the Genre’s Golden Age by Gregory William Mank pp.1-30
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.106 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester pp.114-116
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.143