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Silent Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Tonight at Casa Loma

The Toronto Theatre Organ Society is presenting the classic silent Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Casa Loma. This screening not only features live musical accompaniement, John Lauter will provide an original score on the not to be trifled  with Wurlitzer!

If you’ve never seen John Barrymore as Jekll/Hyde, get out to see it! If you’ve never seen Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with live accompaniment, get out to see it! If you’ve never seen it in a castle with a massive Wurlitzer, for the love of all that is holy, get out and see!

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is screening Monday, November 7 at Casa Loma at 7 p.m. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Pretty Clever Film’s Top 10 Silent Horror Movies

In honor of Halloween, Pretty Clever Film Gal brings you her personal favorite scary movies, all of them silent. It is a fact that movie goers love fright films and it is a fact that horror movies have been around since the dawn of film. For my money, silent films take the prize for sheer creep factor. These early silent horror movies may not make you jump in your seat and they’re certainly not the gore-fest variety of later shock cinema, but… well there’s something about a monster creeping about and saying nothing, no? Read the rest of this entry

Watch Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Online

Watch the creepy 1920 silent version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide online at YouTube. The incomparable John Barrymore takes the lead.There are countless stage, screen, radio, you name it adaptations of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but this is the greatest of them all, in my humble opinion. And after this scares your pants off, lighten the mood with “Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde“.


The Trickster Imp | Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde (1925)

While poking around yesterday, I came across “Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pryde,” a silent spoof of the perennial “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”I’ve long been a fan of Laurel & Hardy movies. While aware that the due first appeared in silent comedies, I’ve yet to have the privilege of seeing a silent Laurel & Hardy. True, this is Laurel sans Hardy, but this short is a delightful little gem, demonstrating not only the comic flexibility of Stan Laurel, but illustrating a comedic talent poised and capable of translating silent slapstick in the coming storm of sound films. Read the rest of this entry

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