Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on Hammer’s ‘Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll’

Trailers from Hell: Sam Hamm on Hammer's 'Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll'

Jekyll and Hyde Week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Sam Hamm introducing Hammer’s “The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll,” notorious in its day as “the movie where Jekyll becomes Hyde by turning his back and — quick! — pulling his beard off.”

Notorious in its day as the movie where Jekyll becomes Hyde by turning his back and -quick!- pulling his beard off, this is actually one of Hammer’s more interesting literary adaptations. Coproducer Columbia Pictures passed on it for US release and it went out in a cut version via AIP under the titles Jekyll’s Inferno and House of Fright. It’s since been restored and is out on DVD from Sony.

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