1931 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
No, that’s not a misprint! 1931 saw a fresh, full-sound production of the classic Jekyll and Hyde story and we take the opportunity to compare this new version to the one we saw in 1920. We explore the new techniques that were used (in addition to sound), not the least of which is the incredible lighting effects used for Jekyll’s transformation into Hyde. We also dive into the everlasting debate on the source of human morality, the actual value of winning an Oscar, the difficulties in using candles to light a room, and the mechanics of close-talking.