Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 5

The 1931 "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" starring Fredric March is not my favorite "Jekyll and Hyde" movie, (that would be the one starring Spencer Tracy), but it's still a pretty good one, nonetheless. You can watch it at 5:00pm on TCM.

I'll have what he...on second thought, no, I don't want what he's having. At least, not without a chaser.

4 comments:

Jeff said...

I kind of prefer the Frederic March version, probably because it predates the Hays Code (and could get away with a little more adultishness).

Too bad that the whole Jekyll/Hyde thing isn't used more in modern cinema (except when Edward Norton turns into a computer-generated comic-book character).

Rain said...

Ah! But it is that adultishness you speak of that is the reason I prefer the Spencer Tracy version. After all, is there anything as salacious as this dream sequence involving naked ladies and whippings in the March version?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWL9ViOQ6ok

Jeff said...

True, true. I guess I was thinking more of Miriam Hopkins' character/scenes:

Cor Blimey!

Rain said...

I say!