The New Pictures, Sep. 1, 1941

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Metro Goldwyn-Mayer) is such a pretentious resurrection of Robert Louis Stevenson's ghoulish classic that it might well serve as a final mausoleum for the bones of the ill-fated Harley Street medico and his test-tube twin.

Durable Spencer Tracy, a cinemactor who can really act, plays Dr. Jekyll and Friend Hyde for more than they are worth. When bright Dr. Jekyll decides to put all his evils in one basket by swallowing the laboratory brew which turns him into the dreadful Mr. Hyde, the result is not horrifying. It is...

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