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Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Horror | 30 July 1925 (USA)
In Victorian London the esteemed Dr. Pyckle uses himself as a guinea pig when he experiments with a new drug that changes him into a compulsive prankster.

Directors:

Scott Pembroke, Joe Rock

Writer:

Tay Garnett (titles)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stan Laurel ... Dr. Pyckle / Mr. Pryde
Julie Leonard Julie Leonard ... The Doctor's Assistant
Pete the Dog ... The Dog (as Pete the Pup)
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Dr. Pyckle, a respected British scientist, searches for the correct combination of chemicals for a powerful potion. Once he finds it, he tries it on himself. But instead of the wonderful effect the doctor had hoped for, the potion turns him into the diabolical Mr. Pride, a fiend who outwits police at every turn while scouring London for fresh victims -- of practical jokes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Spoof See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At one point Mr. Pryde bumps into a lamppost which sways noticeably. See more »

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Intertitle: [Introducing Dr. Pyckle's female assistant] A Dainty English Miss - Don't Blame England - We All Miss Occasionally...
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Spoofs Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1912) See more »

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30 October 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Stan Laurel plays the respectable Dr. Pyckle who starts messing around with various chemicals and turns himself into the silly Mr. Pride. Naturally this is a take off on the Jekyll and Hyde story but it really hits close to the 1920 John Barrymore version. This isn't a classic by any stretch of the imagination but it manages to be fairly entertaining in its short running time. Laurel does a very good job in the role and there are several instances where he does a good impression of Barrymore performance from the earlier film. There aren't enough laughs to keep the movie going but there are a couple sprinkled throughout.


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