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1920 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

1920 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Chosen by our 1919 trivia winner, our 1920 film is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a silent horror film based on the novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson. The most well-known of three separate Jekyll and Hyde film adaptations released in 1920, this Paramount production is directed by John S. Robertson and stars John Barrymore, of the multi-generational Barrymore dynasty of Hollywood.  Conversation topics include: the duality of man, “roughing the quarterback,” and John Barrymore’s uncanny ability to contort his face. This film is in the public domain and available on YouTube.  Thanks for listening.

Song selections for this episode:

Lucas — Degenerate by blink-182

Nic — Crazy by Gnarls Barkley

John — Rest My Chemistry by Interpol

Kyle — Always Sad by The Jesus and Mary Chain

1921 - The Phantom Carriage

1921 - The Phantom Carriage

1919 - Broken Blossoms

1919 - Broken Blossoms