There is a nude female statue (shown from the back) at the music club.
There are two paintings of a nude woman (shown seated) in Ivy’s apartment. Their breasts are visible.
There is a statue of an angel embracing a topless woman in Ivy’s apartment.
Because this film was made before the Production Code took effect, it is more sexually frank than later film versions of the story. In one scene, Ivy sits in bed nude, trying to seduce Dr. Jekyll after he has saved her from a mugging. A blanket covers her partially and no private parts are shown.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


The first black-and-white film I saw in my memory was Dr. incarnation (1941). In the twinkling of an eye, more than ten years later, I looked at this film and the old version of 1931, and my impression was completely changed. It is now considered that the 1941 version is a rotten film, with a tardy story, numb lines and heavy traces of actors’ performance. The contrast before and after the “Avatar” is not big, and the “Avatar” is not bad enough. It can not be compared with the 1931 edition ten years earlier. Ruben marmolian, the director of the 31st edition, is a great man. His technique is obviously ahead of that era.

At the beginning of the film, he used a subjective long shot of Jekyll all the way – looking at the mirror, opening the door, going out, taking a carriage and entering the auditorium.

He also used the means of split screen expression. First, Dr. Jekyll became the distant back of Mr. Hyde. At this time, the lens began to rotate, and the picture on the right followed, switching to the call girl to be found by Mr. Hyde. The left and right pictures were carried out at the same time. We would be nervous about the next encounter of the call girl, and finally ended in a clockwise circle.

The most commendable part of the film is the section of “Avatar”. Jekyll changed Hyde, who hasn’t been edited in the end, can’t think of his film techniques at all. Coincidentally, the next day I found the secret of this “Metamorphosis” in the new gag documentary “universal horror film” of Dracula (1931):

In a TV program in 1969, the reporter asked the director again how maurian filmed, but the director still didn’t give an answer. The documentary tells us that this technique was not disclosed by the film photographer Carl Strauss until after the director died. In fact, Strauss used it as early as the silent version of Ben Hur (1925). Jesus’ miracle of treating leprosy patients made the deep eyes on the leprosy patients’ faces disappear. In fact, he used the color filtering technique, that is, blue turned red, Then the red on the actor’s eyes turned out to be invisible. The reverse is used in Dr. avatar. The red liquid is painted on the protagonist’s eyes and then turns blue. The photographer used red and blue films to achieve the effect of “disappearance”, and finally washed them into black and white. After completing this basic deformation, the lens moves from the face to the hand, which is completed by montage. After the horse area’s face is re made up, it continues to shoot from the hand and gradually move to the face to complete the final effect.

In terms of actors, the performance of Marceau is very good. He plays Dr. Jekyll, who is very gentleman and has the feeling of Sherlock Holmes. Hyde’s appearance after transformation can definitely be described as shocking. Hyde has been reborn in appearance, expression and action. He can’t see that he is a horse area at all. He always feels that he is another actor of acting school. From this point alone, the 41 version is not much at all, and the makeup and performance are not qualified. In addition, the 31st edition was shot before the promulgation of the Hayes code, which is more bold and straightforward. Version 41 is too conservative and deliberately hypocritical. Two versions are superior to each other.

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