Friday, August 7, 2015

Today's Fright Film Fact

MGM acquired the rights to Paramount’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) and ordered every print of the 1931 film located and destroyed in order to keep it out of circulation and from competing with its 1941 version. This search and destroy campaign  essentially made  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  (1931)  a "lost film" for several decades with the exception of a few  clips until  the full version was later found and  restored.

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