Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957)

Article #282 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 12-22-2001
Posting date: 5-8-2002

A woman returns to her home on her 21st birthday with the man she is going to marry. She discovers that she is the daughter of Dr. Jekyll, and tries to call off the marriage in belief she has inherited the family curse.

Forget the Dr. Jekyll connection; this movie has nothing really to do with the Stevenson story; for one thing, Jekyll was not a werewolf who died by having a stake driven through his heart (talk about mixing up legendary mythologies). If you’ve seen SHE-WOLF OF LONDON, you’ve seen this one before; the only addition to the mix is a real monster instead of a faked one, but even this opens up a whole new set of plot holes. Gloria Talbott does the best she can, but this is still a rotten movie. Also with John Agar, Arthur Shields and John Dierkes (as Jacob, the suspicious manservant). Edgar G. Ulmer has done better.

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