It took John Barrymore to bring class to the American horror film, at least in the eyes of the industry. Dignified and virtuous as Dr. Henry Jekyll in this 1920 silent, Barrymore transforms into id incarnate as the lascivious Mr. Hyde. With almost no makeup beyond his gnarled, knobby fingers and greasy hair, Barrymore relies almost solely on a bug-eyed grimace, a spidery body language, and pure theatrical flourish. He tends to be hammy as the leering beast of a thug but brings a tortured struggle to the repressed doctor, horrified at the demon he's unleashed, guilty that he enjoys Hyde's unrestrained life of drinking and whoring, and terrified that he can no longer control the transformations. Martha Mansfield costars as his pure and innocent sweetheart, and Nita Naldi (the vamp of Blood and Sand) has a small but memorable role as the world-weary dance hall darling who first "wakens" Jekyll's "baser nature." --Sean Axmaker
Perhaps you're forgetting, you're engaged to Muriel.
Forgotten it? Can a man dying of thirst forget water? And do you know what would happen to that thirst if it were to be denied water?
If I understand you correctly, you sound almost indecent.
What names you give things!
You're a rebel, and see what it has done for you. You're in the power of this monster that you have created.
I'll never take that drug again!
Yes, but you told me you became that monster tonight not of your own accord. It will happen again.
It never will. I'm sure of it. I'll conquer it!
Too late. You cannot conquer it. It has conquered you!
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