The Great Profile himself, John Barrymore, brings one (or should that be two?) of the most influential characters in literature to life in this solid adaptation from the silent era.
Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Barrymore) seemingly has it all - good looks, wealth, a thriving practice, and the love of Millicent Carew (Martha Mansfield) - a character who originated in the 1881 stage production. He's also known for his indisputable morality, refusing to indulge in any vice or act of cruelty. Heck, he runs a clinic where he can treat the poor out of his own pocket. Millicent's father, Sir George Carew (Brandon Hurst), no stranger to self-indulgence himself, tries to tempt Jekyll onto the path of immorality so that he can look back on his experiences in life. Jekyll resists Sir George's efforts, fearful of tainting his soul, but his realization of his own dark urges inspires an audacious experiment.