The Son of Dr Jekyll (1951)

77m, 6500 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Seymour Friedman.

Plot Summary

The son of Dr Henry Jekyll sets out to prove that his father wasn't the monster everyone thinks he was. He recreates the notorious potion with disastrous results.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Seymour Friedman
Copyright MCMLI [1951] by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents
From a Story by: Mortimer Braus, Jack Pollexfen
Assistant Director: James Nicholson
Director of Photography: Henry Freulich
Film Editor: Gene Havlick
Musical Score by: Paul Sawtell
Musical Director: Morris Stoloff
Sound Engineer: Jack Goodrich
Western Electric Recording
Gowns by: Jean Louis
Makeup by: Clay Campbell
Hair Styles by: Helen Hunt
Art Director: Walter Holscher
Set Decorator: William Kiernan

Louis Hayward [Edward Jekyll/Dr Henry Jekyll]
Jody Lawrance [Lynn Utterson]
Alexander Knox [Dr Curtis Lanyon]
Lester Matthews [Sir John Utterson]
Gavin Muir [Editor Richard Daniels]
Paul Cavanagh [Inspector Stoddard]
Rhys Williams [Michaels]
Doris Lloyd [Lottie Sarelle] *
Claire Carleton [Hazel Sarelle] *
Patrick O'Moore [Joe Sarelle] *
James Logan [constable] *
Leslie Denison [constable] *
Robin Camp [Willie Bennett] *

Alternative Titles

Il figlio del Dott. Jekyll – Italy
El hijo del doctor Jekyll – Spain
Tohtori Jekyllin poika – Finland
Tri Jekyllin poika – Finland
Das Ungeheuer von London – Austria
Das Zweite Gesicht des Dr Jekyll – West Germany



  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.18 no.215 (December 1951) p.378 (UK) – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.185 no.4 (27 October 1951) p.1074 (USA) – credits, review
  • Today's Cinema vol.77 no.6365 (24 October 1951) p.21 – review
  • Variety 3 October 1951 (USA) – credits, review (by Brog)


  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.224-225
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.66 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.450 – credits