It is a large, sincere and kindly face, of about fifty-five
years of age, perfectly in keeping with the slow, resonant
tones in which its owner speaks.
(as we fade in)
... with purity in our hearts, with
right thinking in our minds, we arm
ourselves with an intolerance of all
evil! Thus, it is on this glorious
Sabbath morning, in this momentous
year, 1887, that we naturally turn
our thoughts to that way of life as
exemplified by Victoria, Our Beloved
Queen. For this week begins Her
Majesty's Golden Jubilee. Her strength
and goodness, her Christian
principles, have walked in the light
of God ever since her ascension to
the throne. From her heart has come
an ever-increasing flow of virtue
and moral blessing with which she
has endowed us, her loving subjects.
As the man speaks we BOOM BACK AND AROUND SLOWLY to discover
ourselves in All Souls Southwick Church, London. The man
speaking is the Bishop, talking from the pulpit, backed up
by the well-appointed magnificence of the Anglican altar. WE
PAN AROUND the congregation in the pews. For the most, they
are the well-dressed and well-bred families of the period,
1A CLOSE SHOT - IN BACK - MAN AND WOMAN 1A
This is where the less well-to-do parishioners are seated. A
rugged, but strange-looking man of middle-age is seated here
with his wife. She is watching him anxiously. He is listening
intently to the sermon, his head cocked forward. Then he
looks away, passes his hand over his brow, and seems as though
to rise - as he looks at the Bishop o.s.
(detaining him, with
a nervous agonized
Sam - no! What's wrong, Sam -?
He looks at her, subsides, clenching his jaw.
2 CLOSE SHOT - BISHOP 2
AS HE CONTINUES:
She came upon a world sadly mired in
ways of the flesh, and during her
reign the forces of good have achieved
notable and great victories over the
forces of evil. And though we know
not the time nor the season, we know
that Evil in God's own time shall be
wiped out by God.
At this point the Bishop is startled by the interruption of
a high-pitched, scornful evil laugh coming from the back of
the church. He looks up.
3 CLOSE SHOT - IN BACK - MAN AND WOMAN 3
The man is laughing evilly at the Bishop. His horrified little
wife is trying to quiet him, and then looking about her at
the other startled people.
Sam -- Sam --
Evil wiped out, eh? So you want to
take all the fun out of life, eh,
3A CLOSE SHOT - BISHOP 3A
With hardly a flicker he continues:
And may we not live for the day,
when, in the words of Holy writ, the
Devil shall be cast into the
4 GROUP SHOT - CONGREGATION 4
The laughter from o.s. continues a little. One or two half
turn about. Several look at each other, then back to the
Bishop with stiff-backed composure.
For surely the roots of the realm
and its peoples have sprung from a
new goodness during these last decades --
5 CLOSE SHOT - TOWARD ALTAR - GROUP 5
They are the backs of an elderly gentleman, a young girl and
fine-looking man of about thirty with a Byronic head. As the
laughter continues through the Bishop's persistent intonation,
the man turns full face into CAMERA AND looks back toward
the disturbance. He is Dr. Henry Jekyll, his vital features
alive with interest.
At the family hearth, in the shops
of industry, in the very Christian
graciousness with which men and women
greet each other during the everyday --
6 OUT. 6
7 CLOSE SHOT - MAN IN BACK 7
Bottomless Pit, my eye! Good old
Beelzebub - the boy with the horns
and the spiked tail - they're always
running him down and he's the winner
in the end every time.
A man in back of him tries to pull him down, quietly. He
shakes him off laughing. In the b.g. the aislemen are hurrying
down to him.
8 GROUP SHOT - CONGREGATION 8
Still they do not look about much, paying even more attention
to the Bishop.
... everyday hours. Certainly this
universal goodness is evidenced all
about us more and more as we --
Scene 2 - Interruption at Church
9 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 9
As he looks back, studying man. The young girl with him starts
to look back but the old gentleman on her other side nudges
her not to do so.
10 CLOSE SHOT - BISHOP 10
With barely a flutter of an eyelid he continues, cutting it
10 CONTINUED: 10
-- as we live under the gentle hand
of Her Majesty, and worship the glory
and wonder that is God. It is because
of these things that - that -
(he gives a signal to
- the world moves forward today.
11 CLOSE SHOT - CHOIR MASTER 11
He signals over to the organist in the b.g. He motions to
the awed kids in the choir to stop looking toward the back
of the church. The music starts the introduction to the choral
12 GROUP SHOT - IN BACK - AROUND MAN 12
The aislemen are struggling with him.
(with a last shout)
You don't think evil is on a holiday
in here, do you? Ask this bunch here
when they met up with Old Nick last!
Good Old Beelzebub! -- Blasphemy, I
call it, to talk that way about a
man's best friend!
But he is drowned out both by the sudden high soprano boys'
choir and the booming of the organ, as well as the fact that
the three aisle - men drag him out of the pew into the vestry.
The poor wife follows. But the other people hardly notice
him, in their disciplined conservatism. One aisleman dashes
13 GROUP SHOT - VESTRY 13
A knot of aislemen are around the raving, twisting man. He
is laughing and muttering evilly. The little wife is hovering
about, wringing her hands, as they lead the man from the
main part of the church.
(in hushed tones)
Here, here, now man - Never heard of
such a thing... ssh! Did Parker go
for a constable? Yes. Take his other
arm... This is frightful...
Sam dear - no, lad - no...
13 CONTINUED: 13
Just at this moment Jekyll comes hurrying out into the vestry.
(with calm authority)
One moment, please.
The aislemen step back.
(to Jekyll, who studies
Let me back in there and I'll tell
'em what a grown man really thinks
Jekyll feels the man's pulse, lifts his eye-lid. The man
backs away a little.
How long has this been going on?
It's - it's been coming on him worse,
sir - ever since the explosion.
(very interested now)
Oh, a shock, eh?... Excellent - I
(slyly - to Jekyll)
You're a hearty, full-blooded young
man - you tell 'em...
I thought maybe if we came to church
it would --
(trying to nudge Jekyll)
We know - don't we?
(as man laughs again)
No, Sam - there now -
The man edges her away from him. In the meantime, Jekyll has
taken a card out and is writing on it. At this moment, another
aisleman comes in with a very officious constable.
13 CONTINUED: (2) 13
Hey - make way here! What's all
this about? What's all this here -
(taking man who he
sees is struggling)
Drunk and disorderly, eh? Well --
No, Constable. Take him to the Camden
Hospital. Give this card to Dr. Heath.
Better get him to the station, sir.
It's always -
(then seen name on
card, and looks up
at Jekyll with sudden
Oh, Dr. Jekyll! Bats, is he? Right,
sir. Camden Hospital it is, Dr.
(takes man's arm,
All right there now, my beauty -
upsy-daisy! We'll go and get a little
fresh air in the belfry, eh?
WE PAN HIM out with the man, the woman following.
(as he is being led
out, calling back
over his shoulder)
Jekyll, eh? Go on back and try to
put old Beelzebub on his pit bottom,
Jekyll! He'll show you! He'll poke
his red beard over the rim! He jumps
on hot fiery rubber, he does!
14 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 14
Scene 3 - Disruption in Church
As he looks after the man, considering him, turns and goes
back into church.
(o.s., with awful
Dr. Jekyll, eh?... ha, ha, ha - Go
back and be good, Dr. Jekyll...
14 CONTINUED: 14
The voice diminishes, as Jekyll turns and walks back into
15 PAN SHOT JEKYLL 15
WE HOLD as he comes down the aisle to his pew. Just as he
reaches the pew the congregation rises and starts singing
the hymn to which the choir has been singing the introduction.
WE PAN HIM into his pew where he immediately starts singing
with his two companions. The girl is young, lovely, ripely
virginal, Beatrix Emery. She gives Jekyll a little questioning
look as he comes into pew. The elderly man is her father,
Sir Charles Emery - hawk nose over white mustache - correct
and cultured in his imperious strength. As they sing, we
15A FULL SHOT - EXT. - CHURCH STEPS 15A
Service is over and the crowd is coming out. Inside the church
we hear the organ. Sir Charles, Beatrix and Jekyll are coming
out. WE PAN THEM DOWN THE STEPS across to the carriages at
(bowing to a lady and
Harrison... good morning!
(turns to Beatrix and
Well, we've just time for a turn in
the park -
Harry has to leave us, Father.
I must get to the hospital, sir.
Hospital? On a Sunday? Oh, you mean
that outrageous individual that -?
Harry says Providence dropped the
poor man right into his lap.
But this is most unusual, my boy.
You know, we always take our stroll
I'm sorry, but it is, sir. Most
15A CONTINUED: 15A
By this time they have reached Sir Charles [...] smart open
carriage. A footman stands holding the door open for them. A
groom, in similar livery, is on the box.
(turning to him)
See you at the Marley's tonight,
now. Don't be late.
And let you have free rein with all
He kisses her on the lips, much to Sir Charles' consternation.
She laughs and gets into carriage. Sir Charles, nervous about
the kiss, looking about to see who has noticed it, follows
Beatrix into carriage.
15B CLOSE TWO SHOT - BEATRIX AND JEKYLL 15B
She sits with her hand resting on the side of the carriage.
O.s. the footman closes the door.
That's a very silly little hat, by
I knew you'd like it.
(picking up her hand -
There's really nothing about you
that I like at all.
As he holds her hand, he makes a surreptious little bite at
15C CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 15C
He has been watching; he starts nervously as he sees Jekyll
(to groom, o.s.)
All right, Jenkins.
15D GROUP SHOT - AROUND CARRIAGE 15D
The carriage drives o.s. Jekyll starts backing away, in the
opposite direction, waving to Beatrix. He backs into a fat
15D CONTINUED: 15D
(to glaring dowager)
I beg your pardon!
15E CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX AND SIR CHARLES - INT. CARRIAGE - 15E
Beatrix is waving and laughs louder as she sees Jekyll's
dilemna o.s. As she laughs louder, Sir Charles pulls her
My dear - please -
But you didn't see him. He backed
right into Lady --
My dear Beatrix - I'm a very broad-
minded man, as you know - but despite
the fact that you and Harry are
engaged to be married, I wish he
wouldn't carry on his demonstrations
of affection in public.
Now, Father darling - don't be
(bowing to a passerby
But good heavens - nibbling your
Beatrix bursts out in a peal of healthy laughter, throwing
back her head.
Genres: ["Drama","Period Piece"]
Scene 4 - The Hospital Visit
15F CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX - PROCESS 15F
She controls herself, and subsides to a giggle, shaking her
head at her Father's attitude, as we
16 CLOSE SHOT - INT. HOSPITAL - MRS. HIGGINS' FACE 16
Mrs. Higgins is the woman with the man who caused the
disturbance in the church. She is sobbing silently in contrast
to Beatrix and WE PULL BACK to see her standing outside a
door in the corridor of the hospital. AS WE HOLD the door
opens and a young interne steps out with a rather
surreptitious look back into the room. All we can see in the
room is the end of a bed with a man's feet strapped to it.
(Higgins, as door
Now, Doctor, my lad - as man to man -
we know what's fun in life and what
isn't! Eh, Doctor?
The man laughs wildly. The interne closes the door quietly
and WE PAN HIM as he hurries down the hall to the end, and
enters a door.
17 CLOSE SHOT - DOOR AT END 17
On it is marked: "House Physician - Dr. Heath."
I'm sorry, sir. But Dr. Jekyll insists
going ahead with treatment.
But that mustn't be! The man's under
Yes, sir. That's what I told him,
but -- You better come, sir.
The young interne comes out with Dr. Heath, a matured
physician of about fifty. Dr. Heath wears a worried frown on
his face. WE TRUCK WITH THEM a little way back toward the
(agitated - as they
He has no right to do such a thing!
I suggested it would be better that
he consult you first, sir - but he
I know. Thank you, Fenwick.
17 CONTINUED: 17
WE PAN them on down the hall to the door where Mrs. Higgins
18 CLOSE SHOT - AT PATIENT'S DOOR 18
Dr. Heath enters the room. Mrs. Higgins sobbing, puts her
hand on the interne's arm as he is about to follow. Inside,
the man Higgins is laughing evilly.
Isn't there anything they can -?
Everything possible is being done,
Mrs. Higgins. Dr. Jekyll knows more
about your husband's case than any
other mental specialist in London.
Why! Here's another doctor! But don't
ask him! He's too old!
The interne closes the door. The man's high laugh comes from
inside. Almost immediately the door is opened by Dr. Heath
who comes out with Jekyll.
It's a matter of ethics, Jekyll. I
can't allow it.
Dr. Jekyll, can't I go in and --
(gently, patting her
Not yet, Mrs. Higgins. Bear up now.
That's the way you said you'd help -
Continues to Heath as WE PAN THEM DOWN the corridor, Jekyll
obviously trying to control himself
But, good heavens, man - this is the
chance of a lifetime for me. The
more I see of the case the more I
The stop a little way down the hall, opposite an open
19 TWO SHOT - HEATH AND JEKYLL 19
It's quite possible that this case
might fall within the bounds of your
research. You know how we've all
admired your other work in the past.
And personally, I'd like to bow to
your opinion here, but in my position
as head of the staff, I cannot
He stops and realizes they are being watched o.s. as he looks
down the hall.
20 CLOSE SHOT - MRS. HIGGINS - THEIR ANGLE 20
She stands looking at them pathetically, wringing her hand.
21 TWO SHOT - JEKYLL AND HEATH 21
(indicating open door)
Better come in here.
They go into vacant room and close door.
22 SLOW TRUCKING SHOT - MRS. HIGGINS 22
She looks at the room her husband is in, then starts
timorously along the hall to the door behind which are Heath
and Jekyll. WE HOLD A SECOND here. She would like to go in.
She starts to knock. Jekyll's and Heath's voices are only
(suddenly rising clear)
But I'm not witch doctor!
(rising, too - very
Who's called you a witch doctor? You
told me yourself you've had no
definite success. I can't allow you
to experiment with -
There are sudden quick footsteps toward door, and it is flung
open by Jekyll.
Scene 5 - Dr. Jekyll's Confrontation with Dr. Heath
Why, the man's a human being -!
Jekyll wheels on him at the door, his eyes blazing.
22 CONTINUED: 22
You mean he was a human being! And
he'd have another chance at it, if
you'd keep your hide-bound ethics
out of this! There aren't any rules
for discovering medical Utopia! Or
perhaps you haven't the courage to
face what might be the greatest -!
He stops, glaring impotently at Heath, who steps back a
little, so vehement is Jekyll's look and attitude. Then,
with an inarticulate growl of disgust, Jekyll wheels away
quickly, AS WE TRUCK AND PAN with him to the end of the
corridor and around the corner. The tension of his anger
relaxes into a bitter smile as he walks along. He passes
some swinging glass opaque doors marked: "CHILDREN'S WARD",
and is about to go on when he thinks of something and turns
back, entering the ward.
23 PAN SHOT - JEKYLL - INT. WARD 23
As he walks down between corridor of beds and steps quickly
behind screen which covers the fourth of fifth bed. This is
obviously the Children's Orthepedoic Ward as we see by the
condition of the patients in the various beds.
24 CLOSE SHOT - AT BED 24
A small boy has obviously been badly smashed in an accident.
A worried young father, sitting by the bed, gets up quickly
as Jekyll comes in. The little boy, his legs suspended in a
pully contraption, smiles weakly at Jekyll as the latter
feels his pulse.
(to little boy)
Hullo, Tommy Atkins - how's the war?
The little boy laughs in weak happiness.
He's - he's going to be all right,
isn't he, doctor?
Jekyll waits a second, counting pulse.
(smiling at boy)
Charlie and I never had a doubt about
it, did we, Charlie?
At this moment o.s. we hear a little girl's voice wailing.
24 CONTINUED: 24
LITTLE GIRL'S VOICE (O.S.)
I can't! Please, nurse --
NURSE'S VOICE (O.S.)
Now do as nurse says, Dorothy.
Jekyll looks in the direction of the voice and walks off
25 35 GROUP SHOT - AISLE BETWEEN BEDS 25
A nurse is trying to get a little girl of five or six to
throw away her crutches and walk. The little girl is
frightened. Neither of them notices Jekyll as he comes out
in the aisle and watches the scene.
Give the crutches to nurse now,
(her lip quivering)
I can't! I'll fall again. I don't
want to fall again.
(starting to reason
Dorothy dear, listen to me. If I
tell you -?
26 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 26
Jekyll is studying Dorothy o.s.
But I'll hurt myself some more. I
(suddenly - firmly)
(he exits towards her)
27 CLOSE SHOT - DOROTHY AND JEKYLL 27
as she looks at Jekyll, who comes into SCENE.
Give me those crutches.
28 FULL SHOT 28
Dorothy allows Jekyll to take the crutches from her. She
(without holding out
Now walk. Walk here to me.
Dorothy teeters after him as he backs up slowly for fifteen
feet. As she reaches Jekyll he kneels down and steadies her.
29 GROUP SHOT - JEKYLL, DOROTHY AND NURSE 29
(looking at him in
I walked! I walked, didn't I?
Dorothy, always remember you can do
anything in this world you put your
(then patting her
head with a grin)
Why, you'll be dancing on Hampstead
Heath next Bank Holiday!
He straightens up and hands her over to the nurse who exits
with her. Jekyll turns and WE PAN HIM OUT of the ward.
30 FULL SHOT - EXT. WARD 30
Just as Jekyll comes out into corridor; he is joined by a
pleasant, solid-looking man of about his age, Dr. John Lanyon,
his friend and colleague. Lanyon, a stethescope about his
neck, yet attired as Jekyll, looks concerned as WE TRUCK
THEM down the corridor.
Harry, old boy, what's up? There're
rumors of a tiff between you and --
Scene 6 - Jekyll's Ethical Dilemma
(with a calming
gesture, and a rueful
Don't worry, John. The bull is leaving
the china shop.
But you must realize that Heath has
30 CONTINUED: 30
I realize, Dr. John Lanyon, my friend
and eminently respected surgeon that
your Dr. Heath is right. My treatment
was not yet thoroughly proven. And
if we doctors were allowed to
experiment on human beings, too many
things would go wrong - and human
beings might lose faith even in the
proven good of medicine. Isn't that
By this time WE HOLD as they reach a table near the foyer on
which doctors have placed their hats and sticks and from
which Jekyll picks up his.
(attempting to reason)
But I'm not far from proof! And when
I get it: Ethics or no ethics!
Lanyon shrugs, and laughs, patting Jekyll with a soothing
gesture on the back, and exiting o.s. down another turn of
Then Jekyll thinks of something and starts quickly back down
the corridor just as the interne of the previous SCENE rounds
a corner to meet him, carrying a leather vial case. WE HOLD.
(handing case to him)
I thought perhaps you'd --
(opens case, runs his
fingers over tops of
vials disclosed to
see if all are there,
then closes it)
Thank you, Fenwick.
We PAN HIM as he turns back toward foyer again, taking out a
key and locking case as he goes, as we,
31 FULL SHOT - EXT. JEKYLL'S HOUSE - LATER 31
It is the type of house found in Harley Street of Adam
architecture, proving Jekyll's means and position. Jekyll's
carriage draws up and stops.
31A CLOSER SHOT - AT CARRIAGE 31A
Jekyll merely sits and stares ahead of him, unaware that he
is home. The groom, not hearing him open the door, looks
around. This causes Jekyll to look at the groom, realize
they have reached home.
Oh - yes, Burke -
He gets out, and WE PAN HIM up to the front door. He takes
out his key and enters.
32 OUT. 32
33 FULL SHOT - INT. ENTRANCE HALL - JEKYLL'S HOUSE 33
Jekyll lets himself in with the key, walks slowly to the
center of the hall, stands there in thought for a second.
Poole, his butler, an old man full of warm adoration for
him, is hurrying down the stairs, and goes to him.
(taking his hat and
Good afternoon, sir.
(almost to himself)
I'm so glad you're home for tea,
sir. Where will you take it?
Oh - anywhere....
33 CONTINUED: 33
(hurrying up beside
I'll be bound you've had no lunch...
those hospitals. Some nice buttered
crumpets, sir - but we mustn't have
too much, or we shan't be eating a
good dinner at the Marley's - and
Miss Beatrix would be after me
(not having heard a
With this he quickens his pace, and darts through an entrance
way off the hall.
34 FULL PAN SHOT - EXT. COURTYARD AND BRIDGE - JEKYLL'S HOUSE 34
The back court and garden are sunk below the ground level of
the main house. Jekyll comes from the main house across a
bridge which leads to another separate building in back, his
laboratory. He reaches door of lab. Poole stands in the door
of the main house.
Shall I serve it in the laboratory,
35 CLOSE SHOT - POOLE - AT DOOR OF MAIN HOUSE 35
(calling after him -
Now you must have something, you
He stops as WE HEAR a door slam o.s. He shakes his head
36 FULL SHOT - INT. LAB 36
Scene 7 - Jekyll's Experiments
In the center of the room is a huge work-table covered by a
strange series of test tubes, vials, crucibles, a smelter...
and a mysterious pharaphernailia of connected glass stills
form a weird unknown world in themselves. There is a cabinet
full of surgical instruments and another larger closed cabinet
with a heavy lock. There is little furniture except a writing
desk with a file and a chair. Jekyll hurries along a balcony
and down a flight of steps at the back into the room. He
places his case on the table. WE DOLLY AND PAN HIM over to a
row of cages filled with rats, guinea pigs and rabbits. His
manner is anxious, anticipatory. He looks at the first two
or three cages. In the first a couple of guinea pigs seem
rather active. He looks at their actions closely. He seems a
little excited as he passes to the next two cages, but then
his expression falls.
36A CLOSE SHOT - TWO CAGES - HIS ANGLE - 36A
In one a large rabbit lies dead. In the second is a large
36B CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 36B
He reaches o.s. and picks out the two dead animals. WE PAN
HIM down the wall a little.
--  --
He takes a large rabbit out of a smaller cage. It is gentle
and sniffs his hand. He strokes its head. WE PAN HIM back as
he puts the rabbit into the experimental cage and then PAN
HIM as he picks up a heavy glove and puts it on his hand. He
stops by a cage in which is a large wharf rat, and reaches
in for it with his gloved hand.
36C CLOSE SHOT - RAT - INT. CAGE 36C
He backs into a corner as Jekyll's hand enters and then
springs at Jekyll's fingers, biting the leather. But Jekyll's
hand pins him down by the back of the neck.
36D CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 36D
He brings the rat out and WE PAN him as he places it in the
second experimental cage. He picks up the two dead animals,
crosses with them to the main laboratory table. He unlocks
his case and takes out a single vial and looks from vial to
the dead animals. We feel a connection between them and the
attempted treatment of Higgins. Jekyll frowns, then
immediately starts to work. He takes out an oral syringe,
tests it, looking back at the fresh animals, then he lights
a gas flame under a tube, starts arranging a cooling coil,
etc., mixing concoctions, and WE DOLLY INTO HIS troubled
face, as we
Her expression is also troubled. She sits dawdling with her
dessert, and then she looks o.s. as WE PULL BACK ALONG the
The Marley dining room is typical of the period, high stiff
chairs, seating fourteen people. They are in evening dress.
Mr. Marley, the vacant-looking host, sits at one end. On his
left, in order, are: Mrs. French, [...] Courtney - a bearded
conservative of the profession, Mrs. Courtney, Sir Charles,
Mrs. Weymouth - a female eagle withered from the tropics,
Colonel Weymouth, her husband, an old red-faced officer of
horse in mufti with decorations on his lapel, and then Mrs.
Marley, hostess. On Mrs. Marley's right, in order are:
The Bishop of All Souls, Lady Cooper - a coy female, then an
empty chair, then Beatrix, Lanyon, and Mrs. Arnold next to
There is quiet, well-bred small talk. A butler and two maids
are in attendance. WE HOLD on Sir Charles as he looks at his
watch, and then glances o.s. at the empty chair next to
38 CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX 38
She reacts to her father's frown and turns to smile casually
at something said farthur down the table.
(under all this)
We had a perfectly shocking meet at
Ascot, didn't we?
38 CONTINUED: 38
AD LIB (CONT'D)
Puggie Wilson has a wonderful new
filly, I understand... A good chance
for the Oaks this year... Of course
she's rather pretty - but my dear,
her father is in trade.... The poor
boy's just down from Cambridge --
simply exhausted from work...
Education demands sacrifice, doesn't
Beatrix! expression suddenly lights up as we HEAR Jekyll's
JEKYLL'S VOICE (O.S.)
Mrs. Marley -!
39 FULL SHOT - DINING ROOM 39
Jekyll is just entering the dining room from the drawing
room, followed by a footman who has evidently just admitted
him. Jekyll heads straight for Mrs. Marley. The men rise.
40 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL AND MRS. MARLEY 40
She looks at him a little stiffly as she offers her hand.
My deepest apologies.
I know - you doctors - we can never
rely on you, can we?
(turning on charm,
over her hand)
Mrs. Marley, I'd rather be reminded
of my short-comings by the smartest
hostess in London than to be on the
Jubilee Honors list.
(with a double-take,
Ch! Sit there, Dr. Jekyll...
She indicates vacant seat o.s., and we PAN Jekyll as he walks
Scene 8 - Jekyll Defends His Research
(to standing gentlemen)
Gentlemen, please... Good evening,
Bishop - John - Colonel Weymouth -
40 CONTINUED: 40
Ah, Doctor... Harry... good evening,
(looking at Beatrix -
as butler pulls out
Been behaving yourself?
41 CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX 41
As she laughs, and looks around the table.
42 GROUP SHOT - INCLUDING JEKYLL 42
As he sits down between Beatrix and Lady Cooper.
(to Lady Cooper - yet
feeling for Beatrix's
Lady Cooper - my short-comings are
(a coy dame)
There is correct laughter at this "risque" dialogue.
A doctor's life, eh, Harry? The more
patients, the colder the soup.
Wasn't a patient, exactly. I started
something in the laboratory and just
forgot to lock at the clock.
(a little patronizing)
Ah, yes, Jekyll - Heath was telling
me you're still carrying on with
that research of yours.
(with a wry smile)
I'm afraid Dr. Heath isn't quite -
well, in sympathy, Dr. Courtney.
Well, that's understandable, isn't
42 CONTINUED: 42
DR. COURTNEY (CONT'D)
Separating the facets of the brain...
a little ambitious, I'd say.
My research hopes to go deeper than
the brain -- into something more
intangible than the mind, even.
(looking at others
with a laugh)
Well, all that seems to be left is
Colonel Weymouth and Marley laugh.
All right. Have it that way. Because
that's just where I am aiming -- at
A maid, putting his soup in front of him, looks extremely
43 CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES AND OTHERS 43
He locks amazed at Jekyll o.s., puzzled and frowning.
DR. COURTNEY'S VOICE (O.S.)
AD LIB (O.S.)
Good heavens... did he say "soul"?
What does he mean...? Etc.
44 GROUP SHOT - INCLUDING JEKYLL, BISHOP, LADY COOPER 44
The soul! How thrilling!
Come, come - my dear doctor - now
you're invading my territory.
(looking at him with
a serious smile)
Yes, my Lord - and I hope I may be
of some assistance.
45 CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 45
He is a little startled by this radical statement and wishes
to assume that Harry is joking.
My dear Harry - of course, you don't
46 GROUP SHOT - INCLUDING JEKYLL 46
He looks quickly over at Sir Charles, picking up the
But I do, Sir Charles. Just consider
that poor chap in church this morning.
If you didn't see him, you all heard
him, I'm sure.
Ah, yes. I thank you for your
assistance there, Dr. Jekyll.
Hopelessly insane. Obviously.
Why, the simply shocking things he
He wasn't insane. There was just one
side of him in existence. And that
side was speaking the truth.
Good heavens! Which side?
His evil side. The man has been
spiritually distorted through shock...
that explosion in the gas mains last
month. Before that he was a fine,
solid citizen - gentle and kind with
his children - deeply in love with
his wife. Since then, he's suffered
a complete change - so that this
afternoon I saw him entirely reverted
to the animal - slythinking and vile,
dangerous and rapacious, by turns.
46 CONTINUED: 46
Scene 9 - Dr. Jekyll Defends His Research
(in the silence, edging
a little from Jekyll)
47 CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 47
The other maid is just taking away his dessert, plate. The
maid looks wide-eyed at Jekyll o.s. Sir Charles is very
48 GROUP SHOT - AGAIN 48
(trying to pass it
But Harry - what's that to do with
the soul? We can clearly understand
it as an injury to the nervous system
and therefore --
(now lost in his
No, no, John - I insist he has been
shocked from normal good into complete
evil. When I said before he was a
"good" man, I didn't mean that he
didn't have a bad thought or two
from time to time -- and perhaps
commit his portion of transgressions
against the laws of civilized society.
Because, after all - that is the
problem of civilized Man's soul -the
good and the evil in it are constantly
fighting one another.
49 GROUP SHOT - INCLUDING JEKYLL AND BISHOP 49
The Bishop is the least affronted, very interested, but
There is a Higher Source from which
the good may always find aid in its
fight, Dr. Jekyll....
I realize that, sir - but...
50 CLOSE SHOT - COLONEL AND HIS WIFE 50
(haughtily - her hand
Of course. The Colonel and I always
feel that people can be good if they
wish to be - and, well - otherwise,
if they don't.
(with a snort)
Exactly. Discipline! Everything
else is poppycock!
with a joke)
Haw! But men going dotty and all
that do amusin' things at times. I
remember our sergeant during the
second Punjab campaign. We attacked
It was our quartermaster.
(not breaking his
Quiet, my dear - you were in Poona
at the time. I remember this -
51 CLOSE SHOT - MARLEY 51
(his mouth agape as
he still looks at
But look here, Jekyll - I mean I - I
simply must get this straight - you
52 FLASH SHOT - MRS. MARLEY 52
She is trying to get her stupid husband's eye to keep him
from pressing the subject.
53 GROUP SHOT - INCLUDING JEKYLL 53
(warmed to his subject,
glad of the interest)
Well, to put it as simply as I can -
Good and evil are so close as to be
chained together in the soul. Man
isn't truly one, but two. Now what
if we could break that chain -
separate those two selves --
(his face alight,
lost in his subject)
To free the good in man, and let it
go on to its higher destiny... to
segregate the bad in man - and let
it destroy itself in its own
(looks around, sees
he has gone beyond
their comprehension -
Well, roughly that's what my research
is leading to -- a combination of
chemical agents, which if administered
Marley has just awakened to the fact that his guests aren't
very happy - particularly the two nervous ladies on his either
side. Also, he feels his own "character" attacked.
But see here - aren't you rather
presumptuous in assuming there is
evil in all men?
Of course there's evil in all men!
He speaks the following with a peculiar faunlike glee, jabbing
at them with his tone, quietly, but watching them all as he
looks around the table. He's mad now at their subborn refusal
to look at the facts.
54 PAN SHOT - SLOW - AROUND TABLE 54
Jekyll's voice comes over the stiff-lipped women and
54 CONTINUED: 54
Scene 10 - Jekyll defends unorthodox research on the soul
We'd be hypocrites if we didn't admit
it. We've all had thoughts we wouldn't
care to have published ... or shouted
out loud. Our desires aren't always
confirmed to a drawing room. As
Christian we admit that Man was
created weak! It's an honest problem.
Shouldn't we face it?
By this time WE HOLD ON the Bishop. There is a tense silence!
(with gentle dignity)
Suppose we believe that Man's soul
has not yet reached its fulfillment.
Is it right or wise to tamper with
this problem, until its Creator has
solved it - in His own mysterious
55 GROUP SHOT - INCLUDING JEKYLL, COLONEL, BISHOP 55
The Colonel is looking across at Jekyll, trembling with
(softening a little)
My Lord - as I said before -
56 CLOSE SHOT - DR. COURTNEY - 56
He draws himself up in a severe conservative huff.
Really, Jekyll - this is quite
alarming. Such theories are
dangerously close to a -- well, I
hesitate to think what the Medical
Council will be forced to say if --
57 GROUP SHOT - INCLUDING JEKYLL'S END OF TABLE 57
Sir Charles looks with alarm at what Dr. Courtney is saying.
(with an undercurrent
of heat - but smiling)
Dr. Courtney - advanced theories are
always the sore-point for the Medical
Council - or even a Queen's physician.
Especially if there's a confortable
profit in those already safely
57 CONTINUED: 57
Jekyll - if -
If you want my opinion, young man -
this is all pure balderdash!
(right back at him)
Really, Colonel Weymouth? Suppose
we take your profession. What about
the soldier when he comes out of
battle - keyed up from the lust of
killing? What about his thoughts?
He's lonely - bewildered. Why just
recall yourself, as a young subaltern
in Egypt - back from a campaign up
the Nile - on a moonlit night in
Cairo. What were your thoughts? What
was in your mind?
For a moment the Colonel is so moved by the glamor and
nostalgia in Jekyll's words, that his mouth is agape.
(half remembering dim
Well, now - if you put it - I mean
that's something diff--
(then suddenly feels
his wife's eagle
glare - pounds table)
Harrumph! By Gad, sir! I've heard
58 CLOSE SHOT - MRS. MARLEY 58
She pushes her chair back in the sudden silence, rises with
a sugary little murmur.
59 FULL SHOT - ROOM 59
As the ladies rise, and leave, the men standing.
(as they go)
Oh, I meant to ask. Has anybody seen
Wilde's new play, "The Ideal Husband"?
59 CONTINUED: 59
Oh, yes - at the Haymarket - a little
so-so for my taste but then -
The pantomime at the Lane is
magnificent. Dan [...] is screamingly
Yes. And have you seen Irving's "King
60 TWO SHOT - BEATRIX AND JEKYLL (OVER THIS) 60
As she rises she gives him a little smile which means "I'm-
with-you", perhaps even purses her lips at him quickly as WE
PAN her away with the other women.
61 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 61
He looks after her, raises his eyebrow with a dry grin and
shrugs his shoulders.
62 CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 62
He is looking from Jekyll to Beatrix o.s., a worried look of
disapproval in his expression, as we,
63 FULL SHOT - CARRIAGE - EXT STREET - NIGHT 63
It clops along with two horses, footman and driver on box.
64 FULL SHOT - INT. CARRIAGE - LATER 64
Beatrix sits between Jekyll and Sir Charles on the back seat.
Lanyon sits on the jump seat. Sir Charles looks silent and
worried. All are aware of this. WE ONLY HEAR the clop-clop
of the horses. Beatrix suddenly puts her hand over her
Tired, Father darling...?
Scene 11 - Sir Charles
Hm? Oh - no, no.
(as carriage stops)
Well - here we are, eh?
64 CONTINUED: 64
SIR CHARLES (CONT'D)
(as Footman opens
door - and Lanyon
That's it. You first, John.
(getting out himself
with a grunt, as he
Hmph! Getting old, I suppose.
65 GROUP SHOT - EXT. - AT CARRIAGE 65
They are in front of Sir Charles' house, a large mansion of
Well, Sir Charles, it's been a long
evening, so I imagine you -
Oh, no - no. You must come in for a
(with a smile)
If you don't think the rest of the
company will be bored with each other.
Jekyll and Bee look at each other with relieved smiles.
Well - thank you, sir. Just one.
They all move toward the house, as we PAN, and
66 FULL SHOT - INT. DRAWING ROOM 66
It is excellently and richly appointed in the style of the
period. Some French doors open off into a conservatory to
one side. Lanyon is pouring the drinks from a tray. Beatrix
and Jekyll are across the room at a music box, looking for
some discs. Sir Charles is looking in a humidor for cigars.
66A TWO SHOT - JEKYLL AND BEATRIX 66A
Jekyll is looking at a disc.
What about this -?
No.... this -
She looks affectionately o.s. toward her Father.
66A CONTINUED: 66A
(puzzled - in same
This is the one that makes Father
wind his watch.
(she puts it on and
it starts a lovely
THEY BOTH LOOK
66B PAN SHOT - SIR CHARLES 66B
He raises his eyes from the humidor at the first strains. He
seems to think back for a second. THEN WE PAN HIM as he walks
slowly to grandfather's clock. Beside the clock is a portrait
of a lovely woman, obwiously Beatrix's mother by her looks.
Sir Charles takes out his watch and winds it, but he does
not look at it. He is looking up at the picture, not the
66C CLOSE SHOT - PICTURE 66C
66D CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 66D
His eyes are a little misty, as he looks o.s. at the picture.
66E TWO SHOT - BEATRIX AND JEKYLL 66E
As they watch Sir Charles o.s.
It is the waltz that he and Mama
first danced together.
(turns to Beatrix,
with a little bow)
May I have the honor, Miss Beatrix?
With pleasure, Dr. Jekyll.
He takes her in his arms, and they waltz through the French
doors into the conservatory.
67 CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 67
He turns from the picture and watches them waltz o.s.
68 EFFECT SHOT - SIR CHARLES' ANGLE - BEATRIX AND JEKYLL 68
They waltz, framed in the French doors.
68A CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 68A
He smiles a little wistfully, touched by his memories.
68B BACK TO BEATRIX AND JEKYLL - HIS ANGLE 68B
They dance o.s. into the part of the conservatory hidden
from his view.
69 CLOSE SHOT - SIR CHARLES 69
His wistful expression turns to one of worry. Lanyon appears
INTO SCENE, carrying two glasses, hands one to Sir Charles.
(raising his glass)
Your health, sir.
Hm? Oh, yes, John - thank you, sir.
He raises his glass, then drinks, then looks o.s. toward
conservatory again, worried.
They are in each other's arms, in a long embrace. WE ARE
SHOOTING from the middle of the round, glass-domed room,
through ferns and foliage. The waltz plays dimly o.s. Their
Where's our melody - when first we
met? We haven't got any....
They start walking around the rotunda and WE PAN.
Oh, yes we have. It isn't when you
meet. It's when you know.
Scene 12 - Jekyll and Beatrix Share Their Melody
70 CONTINUED: 70
That the world's spinning around -
just for two people alone.
When do two people know a thing like
Oh... just about a month ago - on a
high hill in Scotland..
Oh, yes. I know that hill... Pretty
close to Heaven, isn't it?
Right there. Right on the
(as though suddenly
I was there about that time - with a
girl of all things!
Was the heather very high - and the
clouds very low above their heads -?
Hmmm - yes - but what I remember
most was the way the wind caught the
absurd little ringlets in her hair.
(touching around her
Right about there.
She stops and turns to him.
See? That's our melody.
They kiss again. She looks at him a second, then draws away
and starts fingering a flower.
71 CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX 71
As she turns and looks up at him searchingly.
71A CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 71A
As he looks at her, wondering at her look.
72 TWO SHOT - BEATRIX AND JEKYLL 72
Onight at dinner... I understand
what you said about good and evil in
people - and that it's that way in
all of us... but if good and evil
are so closely related in us -
chained, as you said - why isn't -?.
(then she stops with
a little laugh, and
a shake of her head,
turning from him -
Oh, no - it sounds so... silly - and
This is you and I. Remember us?
Nothing you and I can ever discuss
will be wrong....
Well then, why - why isn't the way
you and I feel about each other -? I
(hesitates, then with
direct, serious warmth)
There's nothing evil in that, is
Jekyll laughs tenderly, and takes her hand in his.
Look here. You and I are in love.
Such a small word for such a great
72 CONTINUED: 72
But whatever it is, it's a blessed
thing, Bee. It makes us one strong,
living soul. And it takes whatever
power - or even whatever secret
delight that there is in evil - and
turns it all into good.
(searching her eyes)
Do I have to tell you that....?
Oh, no -!
She surges into his arms. They kiss passionately, then look
at each other, speechless for a moment.
What in the world are we doing? Here
we are -- bound hand and heart in
some ridiculous long engagement --
just because it's the conventional
correct thing to --
Oh, I know, my darling - I don't
want to wait, either. Let's ask Father
You leave it to me. I'll take him to
the club - put a glass of his favorite
brandy in his hand and when I'm
through he'll --
They both turn as WE HEAR footsteps o.s. Sir Charles appears,
carrying a glass in his hand. The music has stopped.
(as he approaches)
Help John, will you, my dear? He's
in there hunting for the Bonnie Banks
of Loch Lommond, or something -
Oh yes, Father...
She goes past him. Jekyll starts to follow.
Yes, Sir Charles?
72 CONTINUED: (2) 72
I'm not one to brood about and all
that -- but you must have noticed my
attitude coming home this evening.
Scene 13 - Jekyll's Dilemma
Why, sir - I merely thought that -
That amazing flight of fancy you put
forth at dinner... I must confess it
startled me -- and even though I'm a
broad-minded man, myself -- it was a
little shocking, too...
Well, I'm sorry, Sir Charles - because
I assure you it wasn't a flight of
fancy at all.
You mean you actually were in earnest?
Profoundly so, sir. In fact, I'm
arranging to spend all my time at it --
This is distressing, Harry --
(puzzled at his
It's absolutely hair-brained, in my
(a little stung)
I'm sorry you feel that way. I've
just been explaining it further to
Bee. She understands.
(stiffening - but in
There are some things no gentlewoman
72 CONTINUED: (3) 72
Oh, come now, sir. In this day and
age we're surely getting beyond all
that sort of --
Besides, Bee and I are adults, sir -
we're deeplyin love - and very close.
That's why we see no need to wait.
We want to be married as soon as
possible. We both feel that --
I thought we decided on February.
But that's months away! We need
each other now. I want her near me -
with me - in all the work I'm going
No, no, Harry - I can't discuss any
change in the plans. After this
evening, more than -
But, Sir Charles --
Harry! Restraint is wise and healthy
in all matters... A sort of proving
ground. I waited five years for
(with a wry smile)
If you'll forgive me, sir -- you
were a very sturdy man.
Well, I'm not asking that of you -
but, come now, Harry. I'we always
wanted a son - and now you're going
to be that. So listen to me, my boy.
You're a coming man in your
profession. I'm proud of you. But
these ridiculous experiments won't
get you anywhere. You must give them
up. Develop your practise. Cultivate
the circle in which you and Beatrix
shall move. That's common sense, my
72 CONTINUED: (4) 72
SIR CHARLES (CONT'D)
(patting his shoulder)
There now. I've had my say. Let's
get your night-cap, hm? Getting late.
He turns and starts back into drawing room.
73 OUT 73
73A TRUCKING SHOT - SIR CHARLES AND JEKYLL 73A
Oh, by the way, don't forget - I've
taken a box for the opening concert
at the Albert Hall -
(passes o.s. ahead of
You and John will join us, of
But Jekyll is hardly listening, he is moody and downcast,
and almost resentful, as we
74 FULL SHOT - EXT. SIR CHARLES' HOUSE 74
Lanyon and Jekyll are just coming down the steps and turning
into the walk along the street as WE PAN AND TRUCK with them.
Jekyll is silent and moody.
(noticing his mood)
What's up? You and the old boy cross
It seems that I should give up my
research - and carry on with taking
out little Reggie Smith's adenoids
and giving Lady Gwendolyn St. Clair
a sugar pill for her perennial self-
induced hysteria - or else encounter
the serious disapproval of Bee's
Oh, it can't be that bad, Harry. But
you did cut up a bit rough at the
Marley's, you know.
Jekyll stops, turning to him.
74 CONTINUED: 74
(a little sharply)
I'm not asking you to agree with me.
I just have a decision to make, that's
Scene 14 - The Encounter
Now, look, Harry - you and I have
been friends for years. I can't agree
with your theories - but that needn't
break up our friendship, you know. I
haven't seen anything of you lately.
(taking his arm)
Come on - let's drop down to the
club and play a rubber of whist. Do
I'll walk that far with you...
THEY WALK ON, AS WE
75 TRUCKING SHOT - JEKYLL AND LANYON - STREET 75
They are in another part of town, taking a short cut in a
rather dingy section. At this point they cross the entrance
to a narrow mews (alley) and WE HOLD as sounds of a struggle
and cries come from its darkened recess.
GIRL'S VOICE (O.S.)
Let me go, you -! Why you filthy -!
Jekyll and Lanyon both look down the mews, then dart o.s.
toward the sound.
76 GROUP SHOT - IN MEWS 76
Jekyll and Lanyon rush into SCENE to find a hulk of a gent
struggling unpleasantly with young girl. The scene is lit by
dim gas light. Jekyll pulls the man off the girl, who drops
to the ground with a moan against a rubbish box or an old
packing case. The gent starts to fight, then sees two against
one, and streaks down the mews with Lanyon and Jekyll in
pursuit, as WE PAN.
77 TWO SHOT - OTHER END OF MEWS 77
As the gent flies in and out of SCENE, Jekyll and Lanyon
stop, as they watch him streak across the street.
77 CONTINUED: 77
Let him go. Get a cab. I'll see what's
He hurries back into the mews.
78 TWO SHOT - JEKYLL AND GIRL 78
She is sitting on the rubbish box, straightening her hat and
muttering to herself in comic tearfulness as Jekyll approaches
A nice thing... when a girl can't...
Did he hurt you?
dusting off her dress - hardly
noticing him) It'd take more than a
bloke like that to --
(suddenly sees him
for first time,
impressed by his
looks and attire, in
I'll bet I look ever so untidy.
Jekyll can't help but smile, amused by her reaction. Then:
You're sure you're not hurt?
Why... I don't think so - I -
(stands - winces on
(sways and catches
Do you mind?
78 CONTINUED: 78
Of course not. An ankle can be very
You're ever so kind.
(feeling her side)
Mm! Me side, too. He bashed a rib,
I shouldn't have stopped. I should
have caught him, eh?
Oh, no, I mean - I'm so glad you
stopped - if you take my meaning.
My friend's getting a cab. Can we
drive you anywhere?
You're ever so kind.
Nonsense. Let's try it, shall we?
(they start to walk
toward end of mews
as WE TRUCK WITH
THEM. She limps)
That's the girl.
(smiling up at him)
A gent like you shouldn't be bothering
yourself about me, now.
What sort of a gent doesn't like to
help a pretty girl? Hm?
He says this with casual politeness, but smiles down at her
as he finishes.
And me with my hat all about me head!
Jekyll laughs, as we
78 CONTINUED: (2) 78
122 THREE SHOT - JEKYLL, GIRL, LANYON - INT. HANSOM CAB - 122
She sits between them. Lanyon is not very pleased with her
voluble presence or with the job of taking her home.
Scene 15 - Girl in Distress
... and so he asks me can he walk me
home, he does. And I says yes. When
a girl has to work late at nights,
it's nice to have a bit of company
to see you home...
(pleasantly, as Lanyon
makes no remark)
(now all to Jekyll)
I know what's what. You have to if
you're a barmaid. I like a bit of
fun, as the saying goes. But when a
bloke grabs you sudden-like with
nasty notions in his head, it's time
to put your foot down.
(grabbing her side,
'm sorry to bother you two gents...
The cab slows to a stop.
123 FULL SHOT - CAB - EXT. TUKESBURY LANE BOARDING HOUSE 123
As the cab stops, Jekyll gets out first.
(holding his arms up
to help girl)
Here you are.
As the girl gets down, she collapses on her ankle with a
muffled cry of pain and Jekyll catches her.
Ow! It hurts more now -!
123 CONTINUED: 123
With this, he picks her up.
Can I give you a hand, Harry?
I think I can manage.
He carries the girl up the stoop to the door, as WE PAN. She
takes a key from her purse and opens the door. They go inside.
124 BOOM SHOT - INT. BOARDING HOUSE - HALL AND STAIRS 124
Second floor - first door on the
face as he carries
I'll bet I'm heavy...
You're ever so strong, aren't you?
In the b.g., below a harridan of a landlady has poked her
head out of the door, and is watching them.
125 CLOSE SHOT - LANDLADY 125
She looks up after them with a knowing smile, lifting an
eyebrow and nodding her satisfaction at Jekyll's appearance.
126 FULL SHOT - GIRL'S DOOR - UPPER HALL 126
(coming to top of
landing and door)
She inserts a key and opens the door. Jekyll carries her in.
127 REVERSE SHOT - INT. ROOM 127
WE ARE SHOOTING over a bed, and Jekyll and the girl's figures
are silhouetted in the door. He comes to the bed and puts
(taking off her cape
The light's by the door - if you've
He goes back to the door, and lights the gas jet.
128 FULL SHOT - ROOM - DIFFERENT ANGLE 128
It is the usual dingy rooming house chamber, appointed as of
the era and the girl.... cheap souvenirs - men's pictures
(sailors and soldiers) tacked unframed on the walls, etc.
Jekyll puts his hat and stick down on a chair, and then closes
the door. WE PAN him over to her as she looks up at him,
half shy, half excitedly expectant.
You better let down your blouse.
(a little "miffed" at
the calm approach)
Don't you want me to have a look at
I don't know. You're lookin', ain't
But, your side. I thought you --
Then with a giggle, she quickly peels off her blouse, (or
lets down her shirt-waist) revealing herself in a fluffy
thin top slip of the period. She looks up at him, trying to
"play up". She pulls her feet upon the bed, under her.
128 CONTINUED: 128
You aren't half a fast one, aren't
Jekyll looks puzzled for a second, then bursts out laughing.
I'm sorry. Let's both understand
this, shall we? My friend and I are
delightedly at the
Go on! I thought you were just a
couple of toffs!
Scene 16 - Jekyll's Flirtation and Advice
No. Haven't the leisure.
(throwing back her
Oh, dear me! -- And here I
They stop laughing and look at each other.
(quickly, easily again)
Well, I'm glad to see you're not
He smiles down at her, with a chiding look, then starts to
Oh, but I am, Doctor - truly -
128 CONTINUED: (2) 128
(still kidding, turning
I better send you to the hospital,
(offering her side)
No, look - here - feel -
Jekyll adopts a mock serious manner and feels her side.
O-o! Yes -
Hm - I thought so - a transossis
What's that mean?
(into her eyes)
That means your eyes are twin pools
Aw, Doctor... that's neat. You can
say the words, you can..!
But doesn't this still hurt?
She looks down to see he is prodding her side.
Hm? Oh - yes - o-o -!
with a chuckle)
It'll be all right in the morning...
128 CONTINUED: (3) 128
She quickly kicks off her shoe, peels off her stocking, holds
the garter in her hand, a little rubber-tape ringlet with a
(as she does so, softly)
But look here - my ankle - don't you
think you ought to look at that?
(smiling, shaking his
(then points to where
garter has left a
red mark above her
But I'll tell you one thing, young
lady. You wear that garter too tight.
Bad. Stops the circulation.
The girl looks down and then looks up at him, pathetically
happy that he is this solicituous about her at least. She
rises and grabs his hands.
There! You see now? You did find
something. You are my doctor, aren't
(as he only smiles at
I ought to pay you a fee...
(a little caught)
I haven't presented any bill...
(handing him garter)
How about this? To begin with...
(as he looks at it)
Not that it's enough.
Some people don't pay half as much --
It don't seem near enough to me -!
With this she puts her arms about his neck and kisses him.
He half returns the embrace.
128A FULL SHOT - ROOM 128A
The door opens with a simultaneous knock, and Lanyon stands
Harry -? Is this -?
(seeing them break
Oh... sorry -
(a little coldly)
Come along, will you? It's getting
He turns and we HEAR him walk down steps o.s.
128B TWO SHOT - GIRL AND JEKYLL 128B
He looks after Lanyon, frowning a little, then chuckles to
himself and shakes his head. He picks up his hat and stick,
walks toward the door. The girl follows him. He automatically
puts garter in his pocket.
You - you ain't really goin' - just
because he says that -
No. But I have to go -
But, look here - don't you understand?
I ain't no--
I know that. You're a girl with her
heart just where it ought to be -
it's just a little too generous,
(patting her arm)
-- So because you're a nice pretty
girl - just be a little smarter about
the company you pick from now on. Hm -
Well, but -- You're here, ain't you?
I shouldn't be, though. If you knew
me, you'd know I really don't want
to be. You see --
Scene 17 - Dr. Jekyll's Temptation
128B CONTINUED: 128B
The girl lifts her head quickly, stung.
Oh! Well, I picks only them as wants
my company. I'll tell you that!
Her lip starts to quiver. Whatever her carefree loves, she
senses she is the woman scorned. Her eyes start to flash.
(knowing it is useless
to make her understand)
I'm sorry. It's my fault. I should
Whatcha sorry about? I'm not!
(one last try)
Come, now. Let's say we wore both
foolish and it was all in fun - and
wish each other luck the next time
we take a drink, hm?
As he says this, he puts out his hand. She ignores it.
(starts to laugh)
I suppose it was all in fun when you
Yes. I have it coming to me, my dear.
(going out door)
But anyhow - good night and good
(slamming door on him)
You wasn't all in fun then - I know
She starts laughing, tears of rage in her eyes.
134 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - EXT. DOOR - HALL 134
He hears her laughing.
GIRL'S VOICE (O.S.)
Next time you look at a girl, make
up your mind, mister!
134 CONTINUED: 134
He shakes his head again, wondering how he got in the whole
mess, and starts down the stairs.
135 CLOSE SHOT - GIRL - INT. ROOM 135
She hears his footsteps go away down the stairs. She turns
and WE PAN her back into the room. She is puzzled and furious
at the same time. She slumps down on the bed. Her expression
falls. Then she wipes all thought of him from her mind and
starts to whistle, taking off her other stocking as we
136 TWO SHOT - JEKYLL AND LANYON - INT. CAB PROCESS 136
Lanyon is sitting quietly looking ahead. Jekyll is studying
Oh come now, John - don't get that
stuffy look. The lady wasn't injured,
and neither was I - nor anyone else.
I admit she might be a tempting little
trick - in an off moment.
What do you mean.. "off moment"?
Yours. According to your theory, I
imagine that graphic tableau I just
witnessed was the momentary triumph
of the evil in your soul over the
(after a second's
Why...yes. Not quite a triumph...
(with a serious little
But it was an attack.
- yet one that would have been
repulsed without your presence, John,
I assure you.
Wouldn't you run less personal risk
if you confined your experiments to
136 CONTINUED: 136
Well, the laboratory's where you'll
find me from tonight on -
(looking ahead, almost
... until I get what I'm looking
Lanyon notices his determined look, shrugs with a little
shake of his head, as we
137 OUT. 137
137A FULL SHOT - INT. LABORATORY - LATER 137A
Jekyll is standing by the two cages, his cape and hat still
on. He peers at the occupants. His brow is furrowed.
137B CLOSE SHOT - HIS ANGLE, THE CAGES - 137B
The rabbit and the rat are more or less exactly as when he
put them in the cages earlier in the evening. Jekyll's hand
comes into the rabbit's cage. The rabbit sniffs at it. As
his hand approaches the rat, it tears around the cage wildly,
then bites at his hand.
137C CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 137C
His face sets with determination. He throws off his cape and
hat and WE PAN him to his work table. He starts mixing various
potions, lighting burners, etc., getting out vials, and
powders, as we
NOTE: The following series of dissolves denote passage of
time and the fury of incessant work on Jekyll's part.
Jekyll's face is behind it, intense. Its bubbles die out.
Jekyll's expression falls. Jekyll starts figuring ingredient
combinations on a pad.
137E (FORMERLY SCENE #89) CLOSE SHOT - PAD - INT. LAB 137E
Jekyll's hand writes a formula, furiously. He scratches it
out. Tears off sheet. Starts writing again.
137F FULL SHOT - LAB 137F
Two men are carrying a cot down the stairs under Poole's
direction. Poole looks apprehensively at Jekyll, who is
working at the table. Poole carries blankets and sheets.
137G (FORMER SCENE 90) CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - INT. LAB 137G
He is in work clothes now, a smock on. He wears a growth of
a couple of days' beard. He is trying another mixture.
137H (FORMER SCENE 96) CLOSE SHOT - POOLE - INT. LAB 137H
He is pulling curtains aside to let in the morning light. WE
PAN HIM as he picks up a tray of food, and carries it to
Jekyll, who takes no notice. Poole puts it down with a sigh
137J (FORMER SCENE 97) CLOSE SHOT - TRAY OF FOOD - INT. 137J
LAB WE PAN up and Poole is looking at it. It is untouched.
He crosses to where Jekyll is asleep in the cot, exhausted,
some notes in his hand. Poole gently covers him up with a
137K (FORMER SCENE 98) CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL'S HANDS - MIXING - 137K
Scene 19 - Jeckyll's Descent
137L (FORMER SCENE 99) CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL'S FACE - INT. LAB 137L
He is watching, his face tired and haggard.
137M (FORMER SCENE 101) CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - INT. LAB 137M
His expression is now more strained than ever. He is in his
shirt-sleeves, with open neck - another growth of beard. He
is mixing some stuff in crucible. He pulls it out quickly.
Measures some out in a syringe, dumps it into a cooling vat.
Then he goes quickly to cages with it AS WE PAN.
137N CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - AT CAGES 137N
He reaches o.s. into the rabbit's cage and administers
syringe. Then repeats the action in the rat's cage. He
watches, and suddenly his expression grows elated. He looks
from one cage to another. He starts to put his bare hand
into the rabbit's cage.
137P CLOSE SHOT - RABBIT - INT. CAGE 137P
As Jekyll's hand enters slowly the rabbit is tearing about
wildly. It suddenly backs up into a corner, and then lunges
at Jekyll's hand.
137Q CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 137Q
He withdraws his hand with a gleeful explanation. Tries it
again a couple of times. Then he looks in rat's cage.
137R CLOSE SHOT - INT. RAT'S CAGE 137R
The rat seems almost dead. Then it gets up, shakes itself,
and as Jekyll's hand comes slowly into the cage, the rat
sniffs it. Jekyll's hand lifts it up. It does not struggle.
137S CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 137S
as he holds the rat, a look of triumph comes over his face.
He strokes the rat, fondling it to be sure of the result.
Then he quickly puts the rat back, and WE PAN HIM as he darts
to the cabinet, takes out his leather vial case, brings it
to the table, and starts pouring contents of the container
below the retort into a new vial, his expression jubilantly
excited, as we WIPE TO: [Section details]
137T FULL SHOT - INT. ALBERT HALL - BOX 137T
O.s. we hear the symphony being played. Beatrix, Sir Charles
and Lanyon are seated in a tier box as WE DOLLY IN CLOSE.
Jekyll's empty chair is in evidence. Beatrix seems very
unhappy. Sir Charles looks about at the empty chair, then
looks at his watch. Beatrix notices this, as does Lanyon.
They turn to each other.
137U CLOSE SHOT - LANYON AND BEATRIX 137U
I'm worried, John. It's not like him
not to send any word.
137U CONTINUED: 137U
He'll be along.
137V PAN SHOT - JEKYLL - INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR 137V
It is dimly lit, quiet. WE PAN JEKYLL as he hurries past the
entrance from the b.g. and rounds a corner. WE HOLD as he
stops. A nurse is leading Mrs. Higgins past him. She is
sobbing pathetically. Fenwick, the interne, is standing in
the b.g., closing the door. Mrs. Higgins does not notice
Jekyll. She goes by with the nurse. Jekyll's expression falls.
He turns quickly to Fenwick who comes up to him.
Look here. Higgins isn't -?
(as Jekyll stops)
Yes, sir. Just now. Cerebral
Jekyll looks as though he'd been struck. He glances down at
his case, as his anticipation leaves him. Without a word, he
turns and WE PAN HIM back around the corner as we
137W GROUP SHOT - EXT. HOSPITAL ENTRANCE 137W
The nurse is condoling Mrs. Higgins as Jekyll comes out.
Jekyll's carriage is waiting there. Jekyll is pre-occupied
(to the sobbing Mrs.
There - there now -
Oh, Dr. Jekyll -!
Oh... I'm sorry, Mrs. Higgins...
Maybe it's for best, sir. That -
that wasn't my Sam back there. It -
it was as if the Evil One had crept
into his heart - poor Sam...
137W CONTINUED: 137W
(escorting her to
Hobson - take Mrs. Higgins wherever
she wishes to go. I'll walk.
(now in carriage)
Ht-Thank you, Dr. Jekyll...
(patting her hand,
Goodnight, Mrs. Higgins.....
He walks o.s. and the carriage starts up as we,
137X (FORMER SC. #42) MED. SHOT - ENTRANCE TO WEST GATE - PARK 137X
We are inside the park, SHOOTING OUT. Mr. Weller, a fat jovial
park-keeper in visored hat, is just about to lock the gate
as Jekyll appears.
Ah! Good evening, Dr. Jekyll. Just
about to lock up!
Scene 20 - Jekyll's Experimentation
Jekyll comes in and stands in thought a moment, as Mr. Weller
locks the gate. Then Weller joins him and WE TRUCK WITH THEM
as they walk.
I'll step along with you if you're
going to the East Gate. Wonderful
nights we're having - eh, sir?
Mr. Weller - supposing you had a
balloon that would carry a man to
Mars - and the pilot you'd picked
out disappeared - would you get in
the balloon yourself and cast off?
137X CONTINUED: 137X
(enjoying this as a
Well now - that's a difficult one.
But I think if I had a balloon as
would carry me there - and back,
mark you - I think I'd do it. Might
get me away from the mother-in-law
for a while!
How's that for an answer, Dr. Jekyll?
(almost to himself -
Fair enough, Mr. Weller -- fair
138 OUT. 138
139 FULL SHOT - INT. LAB - LATER 139
Jekyll is seated at his table, writing a letter. A full retort
of liquid is bubbling near him. His face is strained,
purposeful, his evening coat off, his hair a little
dishevelled. Jekyll looks up from his writing, examines the
content of the retort, turns the burner a little lower. Then
goes back to his writing.
140 CLOSE SHOT - PAGE OF NOTE. 140
JEKYLL'S HAND IS WRITING:
"because there is no other way to prove the true value of my
(HIS PEN STARTS WRITING HERE)
"But remember, my darling, in case of my death...."
On this last word, with a crash of musical chord, we
QUICK DISSOLVE TO:
140A CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX - INT. HER BEDROOM 140A
She is asleep, the moonlight coming across her face through
the window o.s. Suddenly her eyes go wide, and she sits bolt
upright as WE PULL back. She looks around the room.
(as though someone were in the room)
Yes -? What --?
140A CONTINUED: 140A
She thinks for a second, then quickly gets out of bed, hurries
to the closet as WE PAN and starts pulling out some attire,
140B FULL SHOT - FRONT HALL - SIR CHARLES' HOUSE 140B
Beatrix, now dressed, tip-toes down the stairs and silently
opens the door to the street.
141 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - INT. LAB 141
The burner is now off. Jekyll is pouring the contents, which
have dripped from the retort into a container, from the
container into a vial. It smokes and swirls strangely. He
holds the vial a second. He looks at the letter to Beatrix,
leaning in a prominent position on the table.
142 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL AT MIRROR 142
Holding the vial, he examines his face, feels his skin,
turning his head. He starts to raise the vial to his lips.
Then he gets another thought. WE PULL BACK AND PAN LEFT AND
RIGHT IN LONG SHOTS as he puts vial back on table, runs to
the drapes at the back of the lab, pulls them to, over the
windows, then dashes up the stairs and locks the door. He
comes down again, approaches the vial, slowly, picks it up.
For a moment, he looks straight ahead into the CAMERA, as
though into the future. Then down the vial with one long
gulp. For a second, nothing happens. Then he grips his throat
in a violent convulsion, he chokes, groans, and gags. He can
hardly breathe. Slowly, his face starts to change into a
haggard and horrible caricature of himself. He spins around
a couple of times, then falls to the floor, writhing. THE
CAMERA ZOOMS down into his body, and is blacked out, as we,
A142 SERIES OF STATIC DISSOLVES A142
These to show the tortured metamorphosis in the splitting of
Jekyll's soul: In a spinning maelstrom of odd mechanical
whirring sounds, rasping and cacophonous noises and odd shapes
come the faces and voices of the following:
3. Jekyll's Voice: "... and let it destroy itself in its own
A142 CONTINUED: A142
4. Courtney's Voice: "... I hesitate to say what the Medical
5. Beatrix's Voice: "There's nothing evil in that, is there?"
6. Sir Charles' Voice: "things no gentlewoman should
7. Bishop's Voice: "Come, come - my dear doctor - now you're
invading my territory."
8. Girl's Voice: ".. I'll add this for good measure."
It ends in a weird sighing moan and far away laughter, as we -
Scene 21 - Jekyll's Transformation
150 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - FACE DOWN ON FLOOR 150
His back is to the CAMERA (or is it Jekyll?). We ask as WE
PAN UP WITH HIM, his back like an animal's in a crouch. The
top of his head is strangely elongated, his ears are pointed.
As yet we do not see his face but FOLLOW HIM as he slowly
shuffles, gasping and grunting to the mirror. There over his
shoulder, we get a look at his face for the first time. It
is hideous in its transformation into Evil, yet withal
containing a strange fascinating Pan-like quality. At first
he starts, as though an animal looking in the mirror for the
first time. Then he peers closer. And he starts to laugh,
slowly, softly at first, then mounting to loud yelps.
(into mirror - like
eyeing a work of
Look at you... look at you... what
beautiful consumate evil!
There you are! And I made you! What
a rainbow of unspeakable colors could
you paint the world's horizon if I
turned you loose!
There it is, Sir Charles! Look at
it, John Lanyon! Show this to the
Medical Council, Dr. Courtney!
Hypocrites! Fools! Blind men! Deny
what's in your souls, will you? You
can't deny that!
150 CONTINUED: 150
Then WE PAN HIM as he capers about the room, leaping and
stretching and jumping up and down like a faun, laughing all
the time. O.s. there is a knock on the door which he doesn't
151 CLOSE SHOT - EXT. LAB - DOOR TOWARD HOUSE 151
Inside the laughter comes over the SCENE. Poole, in his
dressing gown, is listening. He reacts to laughter, then
starts banging on the door, trying to open it.
(in great alarm)
Dr. Jekyll - Dr. Jekyll! What's
happening, sir? Are you all right?
152 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - INT. LAB 152
He stops capering as he hears the banging on the door, alert
as a wild animal.
Eh? Who's there? Who is it?
It's Poole, sir! Dr. Jekyll - is
that you, sir?
The banging continues. Jekyll looks wildly about, then sees
vials on the table. He hurriedly starts mixing them in another
Just a moment, now!
153 CLOSE SHOT - POOLE - EXT. LAB DOOR 153
When he hears the silence, he gets even more worried.
Who is that in there? Dr. Jekyll -
answer me, sir! Dr. Jekyll --!
He shoves his weight against the door, cannot budge it, then
starts o.s. toward the house when he is called back by
footsteps on the stairs. He waits a little warily, as they
come toward the door. The door opens quickly. Dr. Jekyll
stands there, his natural self. He is pale, perspiring,
(trying to be calm)
153 CONTINUED: 153
Why, sir - I - I'm sorry, sir - I
heard a frightful noise -and a strange
voice - and - and I thought something
had happened, sir.
No... it was quite - all right, Poole.
There was someone here. He - he was
a friend of mine. A - er - a... Mr.
Hyde. He was a bit - well, under the
weather - rather obstreperous. I got
him out by the back door.
Oh, I see, sir.
(then, back to the
Miss Beatrix is here, sir.
(hit between the eyes)
Miss Beatrix.... alone?
I've shown her to the consulting
Tell - tell Miss Beatrix I shall be
there at once.
Very good, sir.
Jekyll closes the door, as Poole exits o.s.
154 FULL SHOT - LAB 154
Jekyll comes down the stairs in the b.g. He is stunned by
this announcement from Poole. Mechanically, dazed, he starts
putting on his tail coat. Then with a sudden rush of thought,
as WE PAN, he rushes to the mirror again, examines his face
to see if any of the awful evil is left. He feels his cheek,
his brow, his ear. He covers his face with his hand, in
revulsion at what he had seen earlier. Then he looks at
154 CONTINUED: 154
Scene 22 - Jeckyll and Beatrix's Encounter
his teeth some dim
"... if once this thing is born again,
Decapitate it - e're it fouls the
Then he quickly turns from the mirror, crosses and picks up
the letter he has written Beatrix, tears it into small pieces,
throws it in the waste-basket, and adjusting his coat, starts
up the stairs. Half way up he hesitates, then proceeds more
slowly, as we
The room is much as we would expect... a desk, consultation
chair, many shelves of medical books, a few standard
instruments in a case. Beatrix is seated, nervous and anxious.
She turns quickly, as Jekyll opens the door from the hall,
in the b.g. Jekyll's attitude is one of hesitancy at first,
as though awaiting some feared reaction from her.
Then you're not -? Harry, what's the -
(on this she is
starting over towards
him, then stops,
looking at him - his
attitude is tense,
strained as though
she knew something.
Then she gives him a
puzzled little smile,
feels her temple)
I can't explain why... but I had a
strange feeling you were going away -
without ever seeing me again ...
isn't that silly?
(she slowly sinks
down in a chair,
looks about the room,
then up at him with
nervous little laugh)
It - it was silly, wasn't it? Because
here you are - and here I am...
155 CONTINUED: 155
(feeling he must say
I had to go to the hospital, Bee....
the man died.
Oh, I'm sorry... maybe that's what I
felt. But it was just something that --
(then, with another
Why - I had no reason to come at
She rises again, automatically. Jekyll takes her hand with a
Oh, yes, Bee - yes!
(with a soft smile)
You're glad I'm here then?
Jekyll sweeps her into his arms. Holds her almost desperately
close. In this gesture, her cape falls to the floor.
Glad? I'd have come to you, I think -
if you hadn't -- I mean - tonight,
somehow, I missed you more than
(her lips against his
When I'm in this house, I won't let
you waste your nights in that stuffy
old laboratory... You know that,
don't you - hmmm...?
(almost to himself)
You'll never be out of sight -!
He holds her for a second, then:
(turning her face to
I don't want to go home....
155 CONTINUED: (2) 155
You said it wasn't evil for us to --
please, don't send me away now....
He looks full in her eyes for a second, then they kiss
Oh, my love -!
(then she stops, and
withdraws from him a
little, as her eyes
catch something o.s.
Jekyll turns too.
Beatrix's chin lifts
in defiance. Then,
WE PAN OVER slowly to pick up Sir Charles standing in the
open door-way. Behind him in the hall is Poole, nervously
wringing his hands. Poole ducks o.s., as Sir Charles comes
slowly into the room, as WE PAN, and confronts Beatrix and
Jekyll. Without a word, he leans down, picks up Beatrix's
cape and hands it to her.
(in a quiet, cold
voice to Jekyll)
I am very grateful for the anxiety
you caused us this evening -
I was unable to sleep myself.
Sir Charles, I asked Beatrix to come
here tonight --
Harry - you --
(to Sir Charles)
Because I --
Apparently you didn't consider our
talk the other evening very seriously?
Scene 23 - The Engagement
155 CONTINUED: (3) 155
Sir Charles, I beg to believe that
there was no --
All I can believe is that your
theories of behavior are not normal,
Jekyll -- not fit. I might say not
Father, I don't expect you to
understand. I'm not ashamed.
Then I shall be for you... because I
do understand. You and I are leaving
for the Continent tomorrow. We shall
be catching the afternoon boat-train.
The Continent? Oh, come, sir --
Oh, Father, please -!
(trying to reason)
Sir Charles - you could avoid all of
this misunderstanding if you'd set
an early date for our marriage.
The date remains as planned.
And if you haven't abolished those
unhealthy experiments of yours -
(as Jekyll starts to
Oh, I know you're still working at
them - why, we'll consider the
swear to you, sir, I've finished
entirely with everything that I -
155 CONTINUED: (4) 155
That will await our return. Come,
Harry - if you don't wish me to go
away - I shall refuse.
I mean it, Father.
She turns to Jekyll for an answer. He looks at her for a
I don't want you to go away, Bee.
But - even though you and I can't
agree with him - your Father is only
thinking of your happiness. I can't
disrespect him in that. I can't ask
There is a moment of silence. Beatrix sees that Jekyll means
(with a relieved sigh,
more gently now)
That's highly commendable, Harry.
Beatrix now tries to smile. She offers her hand to Jekyll.
You - you'll see us off at the train?
(taking her hand -
It better have two engines - or I'll
try to hold it back.
She goes close to him, kisses his cheek swiftly, and with a
little sob, turns and hurries out.
155 CONTINUED: (5) 155
Restraint, my boy - restraint. It's
the only strength of human existance.
Goodnight, Sir Charles.
He turns and follows Beatrix. Jekyll looks after them,
miserable, as we
162 FULL SHOT - EXT. JEKYLL'S HOUSE - DUSK 162
It is raining, a heavy driving rain.
163 FULL SHOT - INT. JEKYLL'S LAB 163
Jekyll stands looking out of the back windows, leaning up
against the wall. Poole enters from the stair landing and
comes down carrying a tray on which is a letter and a glass
of sherry wine. Jekyll does not even look around.
164 CLOSE SHOT - POOLE 164
At bottom of stair, he stops and looks at Jekyll o.s.
165 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - POOLE'S ANGLE 165
He is moody and disconsolate, as he looks at the rain outside.
166 PAN SHOT - POOLE 166
He shakes his head, frowning, then smiles to himself as WE
PAN HIM OVER to Jekyll.
How about a glass of sherry wine,
No, thank you, Poole - no sherry
166 CONTINUED: 166
Well, would you consider a letter -
ah - from Aix Les Bains?
Jekyll turns quickly, his face lighting up.
Scene 24 - Devastating News From Beatrix
(snatching up letter)
Poole, you blackguard! Would I?
(tears open letter,
Poole starting to
move away with the
And your sherry wine, too - what's
Poole comes back and gives glass to Jekyll. Jekyll starts
reading letter avidly, holding wine in his hand. Poole moves
167 CLOSE SHOT - POOLE 167
As he comes to a desk, and starts straightening things up.
He wants to talk, to cheer his master up.
Miss Beatrix should be returning
home in another week, shouldn't she,
sir? Hobson told me they were
He gets no answer from Jekyll o.s. He turns to look.
168 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - POOLE'S ANGLE 168
Jekyll's expression is turning from interested delight to
puzzlement. Then his face clouds entirely. He puts glass
down on window-sill. It falls over with a tinkle and a splash.
Jekyll quickly turns the page, anguished.
169 INSERT - BEATRIX'S LETTER - IN JEKYLL'S HAND 169
(LINES ARE FROM TOP OF PAGE)
"... did not write yesterday because I'm so distressed.
Darling heart - Father - refuses to come home. We are leaving
tomorrow for Italy - to be gone I don't know how long. Oh,
my dearest, if you knew how I've tried to.."
170 FULL SHOT - ROOM 170
Poole sees Jekyll's concern and rage, as Jekyll looks away
from the letter. Poole advances to him, to pick up glass.
170 CONTINUED: 170
Not bad news, I hope, sir.
Miss Beatrix will be gone indefinitely -
Oh, I'm sorry, sir. Sir Charles'
health, no doubt.
(a pause, as Poole
watches Jekyll slump
down in a chair)
If you'll forgive me, sir - it
distresses me to see you down this
way. It's not right, sir. Might I
suggest that you pick up and go out
this evening for a bit of fun? They
say there's a very entertaining
musical comedy at the Gaiety -
(with a little cough)
- er - ah -, very daring, you know,
Jekyll considers this a moment, looking at Poole. Then:
I'm afraid that's not particularly
becoming in my position, Poole -
(then with a sardonic
Nor even wise, I might add....
He rubs his face in his hands.
Another glass of sherry wine, sir?
(face in his hands,
No thank you, Poole...
Poole exits from scene, with tray and broken glass. We hear
him go upstairs o.s. and close the door. Then Jekyll gets up
with sudden impatience. WE PAN HIM as he walks about the
room. He fiddles with a tube or two, straightening it
absently. He finds a pipe on the table, knocks it out. He
feels in his pocket for tobacco pouch. Doesn't find it. He
walks over by the cabinet.
171 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 171
He is looking for his pouch, when suddenly, his eyes catches
172 CLOSE SHOT - IVY'S GARTER 172
It is still where Jekyll must have tossed it weeks ago. Its
cheap little clasp, glistens in the lamplight.
173 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 173
Fascinated, he slowly bends over and picks it up. He feels
it in his hand. He thinks of the girl. Then he quickly throws
it on the table. WE PAN HIM as he paces the length of the
room again, nervously. This brings him opposite the mirror.
He looks at himself then thinks, looks back at the garter,
then over at a cabinet. Then he makes his decision, and
hurries to the cabinet, pulling out some vials of powders
and liquids from various pigeon-holes. As he hastily carries
them to the lab table and sits himself down to mix them, we
174 CLOSE SHOT - FINISHED POTION 174
As Jekyll's hand picks it up WE PAN to his face. He hesitates
a second, looks at the garter nearby, then with a desperate
gesture he drains the potion. The same reaction sets in as
before. In violent convulsions, his face starts to turn. He
grips the sides of the chair in agony. WE PAN DOWN to his
hand. It turns into an animal-like appendage. His four fingers
seem to grow together a little bit at the base, and then
separate in the middle, almost like the beginning of a cloven
hoof. His neck becomes thick and shorter.
WE PAN UP to his face. It is worse than before. WE PAN DOWN
to the other hand. The same process is happening here. He is
gasping and writhing all the while. WE PAN UP again to his
face. The transformation now becomes complete. It is worse
in this second stage - more bestial than faun. His writhing
stops. He rises, shakes his head - feels the change in his
Scene 25 - Jekyll transforms into Mr. Hyde and seeks out Ivy Pearson
(NOTE: The question of each metamorphosis and its subsequent
gradations according to makeup is open to debate so that all
parties concerned in the production agree and are satisfied)
(on track, whispering)
It's in your eyes - it's in your
He hurries over to the mirror to look. He is truly this Mr.
Hyde now, whom he spoke about to Poole.
174 CONTINUED: 174
(into mirror, gleefully)
Yes, Mr. Hyde! Wonderful, Mr. Hyde!
It is! You are the modern Narcissus!
Your face reflects man's Eternity as
it was meant to be!
He leaps away from the mirror, stretches himself like an
animal in the middle of the room, thinks again.
He capers about a second, then quickly takes his cape, stick
and hat from a hanger, and darts out the back door.
175 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - EXT. BACK OF LAB 175
He takes a key out of his pocket, and locks the door. Then
he turns and looks about him. He takes off his hat and
stretches again in the rain, looking up into the elements.
Then he darts off into the darkness as we
176 FULL SHOT - INT. ROOMING HOUSE HALL 176
We are SHOOTING TOWARD front door on which somebody is banging
furiously on the outside. The slatternly landlady hurriedly
comes down the steps, opens door. She jumps back with a
startled cry as Hyde barges in.
(his eyes agleam)
Is she here? Is she in?
(back up stairs a way)
Who? Who do you want?
The dove - the little white dove
that nests in her warm loft up there?
(as he starts up steps)
If it's Ivy Pearson you want - she -
she ain't in.
176 CONTINUED: 176
(thinking over the
Ivy, eh? Ivy...
(with a sly laugh
poking her with stick)
Clinging, no doubt, too....
Come, come - you leaf of jaded
lettuce! Where is she? Where does
At the Palace of Varieties!
Ah! At the Palace of Varieties!
What a shallow hearth for the fire
of my lovely jewel!
(then, cocking his
head to one side)
But - variety, eh? Variety! I like
With a caper, he pokes the landlady in her backside with his
stick, and dashes out of the door.
177 CLOSE SHOT - CURB - EXT. IVY'S PLACE 177
Hyde comes out, gleeful at the prospect of finding Ivy. He
comes abreast of an old blind man who is timidly tapping his
stick on the curb, preparatory to crossing the street. Hyde
takes his arm with exaggerated solicitation.
Why, why! Let me give you a hand,
(with a happy smile)
Oh...thank you, sir!
WE TRUCK AHEAD OF THEM across the street. They weave their
way past a couple of drays. Then, in the middle of the street,
Hyde kicks the old man's stick out from under him.
There you are, Uncle - safe and sound!
177 CONTINUED: 177
The old man exclaims inarticulately - "Here - no - no -" and
gropes about for his stick which Hyde flicks farther away
along the cobbles with his own. A cart nearly runs the old
man down, the driver pulling up with a jerk as the old man
reels backwards. Hyde utters another happy laugh, and WE PAN
HIM as he crosses the street and capers down the walk to
where a cab is standing near the intersection of a neuse.
178 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 178
As he climbs into hansom, he taps the nodding driver with
Come, come - my dozing fungus -!
(as Cabbie wakes up
To the Palace of Varieties!
(wacking horse's right
rump with cane)
(then whacking left)
(then whacking center)
And a bit down the middle, sir!
Naturally, the horse leaps to action during this as WE PAN
CARRIAGE AWAY, AND
Scene 26 - Hyde's First Night Out
179 FULL SHOT - EXT. PALACE OF VARIETIES 179
It is the facade of the average cheap music hall of the
period. Hyde leaps out of the cab as it comes to a stop. He
looks at the place with eager interest, then turns to hand
the Cabbie his fare. As the latter reaches down for the money,
Hyde has the sudden caprice to pull him tumbling off his
seat, rolling him on the pavement. Hyde throws the money on
top of him and then pokes him with his stick.
Whee! All the king's horses and all
the king's men!
A couple of hangers-on in front rush up. A passer-by stops.
179 CONTINUED: 179
(as though to detain
Here, here, Guv'nor - what's the -?
Hyde turns and raises his stick, with a growl of rage. The
men jump back, scared at the expression of viciousness they
see. Then Hyde chuckles, and darts on into the music hall
box office, as we
180 FULL SHOT - INT. PALACE OF VARIETIES 180
A smoke-filled Utopia with a bar at one end, a stage at the
other. Along the side, boxes with tables and chairs - and
tables and chairs ranging on an incline from the stage back
towards the bar. The "chairman" at his table down front is
conducting the proceedings on the stage, a row of plump
soubrettes in a song and dance ensemble to the tune of
"Champagne Charlie". WE SEE Hyde come in in the b.g.
181 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 181
He comes in, stands a moment, smelling the wind like an
expectant ram. A waiter approaches him, sees his quality
attire. Hyde hands him his ticket.
Ah, yes, sir - Box F, sir.
WE PAN THEM through the tables and up some small steps around
in back of a box which Hyde enters. The waiter stands,
expecting an order, as Hyde's eyes dart about, savoring the
place. The waiter is now a little leery of Hyde's looks and
wants to please.
A brandy and soda, sir?
(with a grunt, nodding
The waiter exits. Hyde continues to sweep the room with his
182 PAN SHOT - HYDE'S ANGLE - THE PLACE 182
Hyde's glance travels about slowly, enjoying each group. IT
HOLDS at a table where a young man is kissing the neck of
his girl friend. She pretends to repulse him.
183 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 183
He likes this. He shifts happily in his chair. He looks toward
184 PAN SHOT - LINE OF SOUBRETTES - HYDE'S ANGLE 184
We travel down the line of hard-working young ladies. They
lift their limbs in a sort of can-can.
185 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 185
This pleases him no end. He lifts his stick and rotates it
like the limbs of the girls. The waiter appears with the
brandy and soda, puts it down.
Hyde picks up the glass, starts to drink, and just then
notices something o.s. His eyes light up.
186 EFFECT SHOT - HIS ANGLE - IVY 186
She is behind the bar, laughing and joking with two or three
men. The reason Hyde can see her is that she is standing on
a stool, reaching up for a bottle at the back of the bar, as
she looks back at the men below. We cannot hear what she is
187 TWO SHOT - HYDE AND WAITER 187
Hyde notices waiter's presence.
What are you waiting for?
(as waiter starts to
A tip, eh? Get out!
The waiter ducks quickly, and Hyde looks again toward Ivy
o.s. WE PULL BACK to INCLUDE waiter as he rounds box and
starts down steps.
Hyde swings his cane over the box in front of the waiter,
187 CONTINUED: 187
(as he does so)
(to waiter on floor)
Mind your tongue and send me a bottle
Have her bring it - that girl up
Ivy? Ivy ain't allowed to leave the
At this point, a fat little manager comes INTO SCENE.
(with slow ominousness)
Here - here. What's all this here
This gent here wants champagne.
Champagne? Well, bring it, man -
But he wants Ivy to serve it -!
Scene 27 - Hyde Meets Ivy
Of course, she'll serve it! Jump
(turns to Hyde as
waiter slinks off)
Anything to oblige a gentleman, sir!
But Hyde takes no notice of him, as he keeps looking o.s. at
188 GROUP SHOT - AROUND IVY AT BAR 188
She is still on the stool, reaching up. The two men are
kidding her. She is playing up to them. Their eyes are
obviously on her ankles and lower limbs as they are revealed
by her skirt lifting a little when she stretches.
188 CONTINUED: 188
(winking at the other)
No, we want the Old Par up there -!
This - up here -?
(nudging his companion)
No, no - up higher, Ivy love - the
Red Label Walker -!
Higher, eh? You are a one!
(drops down and pushes
him playfully in the
Your missus has got a pair of ankles.
Go home and look at them!
By this time the waiter has come to bar.
There's a gent in Box F what wants
you to serve him and old Figg says
you're to do it.
Oh, he does, eh? Well, tell him it a
in't my business to --
He wants a bottle of the boy.
Oh! Bubbly! Why didn't you say so?
She takes a bottle of champagne from a box of cracked ice
behind bar. Puts it on a tray.
Hey, Ivy love - what about some fish
and chips after the show?
What about a dozen oysters and a
pint of stout?
Ivy very meaningly puts a second glass on the tray.
188 CONTINUED: (2) 188
What about a glass of champagne?
She picks up tray with bottle and glasses and flounces down
the bar and out, as the two men look after her.
189 CLOSE SHOT - CHAIRMAN 189
He turns to the crowd as another chorus of the song starts.
Everybody now! All together! `Oh!
Champagne Charlie is my --!'
He leads the crowd as they all start to sing.
190 PAN SHOT - IVY 190
As she approaches box. She adopts a casual air, singing as
she goes, pretending little interest in the man in the box
o.s., as WE PAN HER UP the steps and around into the box.
She puts down tray as Hyde looks at her avidly. She has not
yet got a good look at him, only sensing his expensive attire,
as she opens the bottle and sings at the same time. Then she
turns as though to smile casually at the customer, and gets
Hyde's full look, sees him for the first time, and stops
singing, staring at him. Then she looks away, starts singing
again, only not very happily now, and then pours only one
glass, as she finally ceases singing entirely. The song stops,
and there are applause and shouts o.s.
(wanting to get away)
That'll be half a quid, sir.
(giving her a note)
Here's a sovereign, my dear... the
change is yours.
Thank you, sir.
Yet she looks at him again and still decides to go. Hyde
gets up quickly and touches her elbow.
Oh, but now! You brought two glasses.
You must have had the same thought
as I. What a nice beginning, eh?
(pulls out chair and
edges her into it)
Sit down, my dear - yes - sit down....
190 CONTINUED: 190
He pours the other glass of wine for her.
I'll take just a sip. Then I'll have
to go back because I'm --
Nonsense - we've got all evening,
little Ivy. I like your singing.
You'll have to sing for me some more.
Where did you get such a pretty
(fooling with glass)
Why - I dunno.... I just --
Is it because of the pretty place it
comes from -?
(starting to touch
under her chin)
That's very lovely.... where it comes
Ivy quickly picks up her glass, to interfere with his gesture.
Well - good - good luck, sir.
Scene 28 - Hyde starts a fight at the Palace of Varieties
I make my own luck, my dear --
(lifting his glass to
And tonight I follow the rainbow....
(with a nervous laugh) You do talk,
(leaning closer to
We'll follow it together, eh?
He holds her gaze for a second. Then:
I follow it right home, mister.
190 CONTINUED: (2) 190
To what end, my dear? That fetid
stable you call home? You - with
your young radiance -- are happy
living in that rat-trap?
What do you expect? Buckingham Palace?
Hyde throws back his head and laughs.
Touche', my dear. I like that!
Here! How do you know where I live?
Why, I --
I can only imagine. I'll warrant
your wages here won't afford you a
mansion in Kensington.
(as he leans closer)
`Struth - they don't!
(starting to rise)
Well, I must be off because --
(holding her arm)
Why? You act frightened of me, little
(rising with her,
still holding her
arm - softly)
You mustn't be frightened of me....
Ivy stares at him a second, almost in a spell because of his
voice and touch. Then, she suddenly wrenches herself away.
(as she does so)
I ain't afraid of nobody - but leggo,
At this point, the first man who was at the bar, enters. He
is quite tight and annoyed. He grabs Ivy's other arm.
What's he doin', Ivy?
190 CONTINUED: (3) 190
(wrenching away from
And you leggo, too:
As she ducks out of the box, she bumps into the second man
at the bar, who has followed the first. The latter is quite
Hey! What's all this about?
(pointing to first
He insulted the poor child! He mauled
Don't listen to --
He did, eh?
You saw him -- he nearly broke her
wrist! We were sitting here having a -
For answer the second man swings on the first and knocks him
over the rail of the box and onto a table, beneath where sit
four or five men and a couple of girls. The place goes in an
(leaning over rail,
You will, eh?
Hyde's eyes light up at the fracas. He shoves the second man
over the low rail with a lightning movement, and stands
laughing at the turmoil below.
191 FULL SHOT - FIGHT 191
It starts as one of the men swings on the first who has
Here! What's the idea? Give it to
him, Fred! Wh're you shovin'? Let
him have it! You take that one! Etc.
The fight becomes general in the area below Hyde's box, as
he watches gleefully. Women scream. Glasses and bottles crash.
192 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 192
He jumps up and down at the rail, watching the fight like an
animal, gleefully giggling as he sees the heavy punching and
falling. At one point a man is backed up against the rail.
Hyde puts his foot through and kicks him sprawling.
193 PAN SHOT - MANAGER 193
The fat little man comes hurrying into the fight, elbowing
his way through.
(calling over his
Fred - Joe -!
(to fighting crowd)
Here, here now - stop this! I'll
As he comes abreast of Hyde, Hyde's eyes gleam as he spies
the Manager's. Then, with elaborate but quick prankishness,
Hyde uses his stick like a billiard cue, shooting it on the
rail, letting the manager have it right in the side of the
eye, then jumps up and down with laughter as the manager
goes down, and we -
194 TWO SHOT - INT. MANAGER'S OFFICE 194
The manager is applying a cold towel and a piece of raw meat
to his eye which is quite puffed. In the b.g. through the
door, we see the activity of the place. Hyde watches him.
... frightful. We run a very orderly
hall here. I don't understand what
Scene 29 - Hyde Offers Ivy a New Life
Ir's that girl, Ivy... that barmaid.
Girls like that always cause trouble.
You should discharge her.
Ivy? Why, no! She brings half the
customers in here --
I said discharge her!
194 CONTINUED: 194
As the manager looks, Hyde takes a sheaf of bills from his
wallet, and throws them on the desk. The manager picks them
up, looks at Hyde.
Hm? Five pounds? Why - why - yes -
yes - I think you're quite right,
sir. Trouble-maker, that's what she
is. Out she goes, sir.
(starting to go)
At once, you hear?
Oh, yes, sir.
Hyde goes out, as the manager looks after him, guiltily
putting the money in his pocket, as we
195 CLOSE SHOT - CAB - EXT. PALACE OF VARIETIES - LATER 195
Hyde is sitting in the cab, staring o.s. like a gnome,
waiting. His eyes light up, AS WE HEAR Ivy and the manager's
voice o.s. WE PAN OVER to where Ivy is leaving the stage
door of the place and yelling back at the manager in the
Who you pushin'?
Well, don't hang about here!
Who's hangin' about?
Then be off!
He slams the door in her face and she comes toward the CAMERA,
flouncing her indignation. As she gets opposite the cab,
Hyde steps out and confronts her.
I was afraid there would be trouble,
195 CONTINUED: 195
(flaring up at him)
Trouble? I was sacked, that's what -
I know. That's why I waited. I want
to help you, my dear.
You done enough. It was on account
of you! You started that row!
Ha! A volcano inside - always ready
to flare up. I like that.
(in the meantime he
has taken out wallet
and puts a wad of
notes in her hand)
There now - to show my heart. We'll
get along, you and I!
(guides her to cab
and helps her in)
The rainbow is wide and long, little
Ivy allows him to do this, fascinated as much by his easy
manner as by the sudden wealth in her hands.
196 FULL SHOT - INT. CAB 196
Ivy gets in, followed quickly by Hyde, who shuts the door.
But Ivy now feels imprisoned as Hyde sits close to her. She
starts to rise, undecided, as though to get out.
Now, wait. Half a mo', mister --
(quickly, holding her
No, no... you don't belong in there,
anyhow -- serving cheap gin to cattle!
You should be in a quiet, hidden
palace - singing the ancient song of
pleasure -- and surrounded by rare
perfume and jewels -- a life that
would put a queen of Babylon to
196 CONTINUED: 196
(fascinated more, but
G'arn -- who do you think you're
I mean it, my dear! From the moment
I saw you, I --
And how'm I going to get all that?
(patting her hand -
still holding money)
With this! More and more of this. It
was printed just for you --!
(he laughs wildly,
and she pulls away
from him a little -
he feels this)
Oh, don't let my looks frighten you,
little Ivy -!
Well, you ain't a museum piece,
No, not my face - but you'll forget
that soon enough....
(he moves toward her)
She suddenly decides against it all.
(trying to get away)
No! It's a rum go. That's what it
is! Let me out!
She tries to thrust him away.
Scene 30 - Hyde Confronts Ivy
Do you think I'd let you go now that
I've got you? You think I'd throw
away food after famine?
196 CONTINUED: (2) 196
(unable to take her
eyes from his, in a
D-don't - you're hurting me...
I wouldn't hurt you because I love
you - because I'm happy loving you -
(with a chuckle)
We're going to whirl away - in a
burst of blinding darkness -- aren't
we, little moonbeam?
(a mouse before a
I - I - don't know what you're talking
(imitating her in a
Oh! She doesn't know what I'm talkin'
197 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE'S FACE 197
It starts to come closer toward the CAMERA
(in a throaty low
But you'll find out... oh yes --
you'll find out...
His face moves right into the CAMERA with an awful leer, as
198 CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX'S FACE 198
She is wearing a puzzled frown. WE PULL BACK TO find her
seated on the terrace at a table with Sir Charles outside of
the "pump room" at Aix Les Bains. Sir Charles is opening
some letters. In the b.g., others at other tables are reading
newly-arrived mail. Beatrix turns the page of her letter.
198A CLOSE SHOT - PAGE OF LETTER 198A
"so your letter was forwarded to me here at the Conference.
I cannot imagine why you have not heard from Harry, but when
I get back to London I shall immediately look him up and --"
199 TWO SHOT - BEATRIX AND SIR CHARLES 199
(opening another letter)
Hmph! Fellows and Smith. Probably
the market's tumbled.
(then, as he glances
No! It's up. By Gad!
(then over to Beatrix,
in a fine mood)
Well, what's your good news, my dear.
What does Harry say this morning?
Casually, Beatrix tips the copy of the Times. so that it
stands on her lap against the table.
Oh, nothing much....
200 CLOSE SHOT - COLUMN OF TIMES - 200
IT IS A LETTER. IT BEGINS:
To the Editor of the Times:- I recently walked through the
West End of London. I have never seen such deplorable housing
conditions in all my life. Surely, --
SIR CHARLES' VOICE
(with a chuckle)
Oh, come now - Nothing about wanting
to know when you're coming home? Oh,
no - I'll wager not!
201 TWO SHOT - BEATRIX AND SIR CHARLES 201
He is glancing over at her chidingly.
(trying to be bright)
He says he walked through the West
I have never seen such deplorable
housing conditions Surely, the City
Council should find funds to --
201 CONTINUED: 201
Well, he just goes on to say about
the conditions. They must be pretty
Hmp! I like the sound of that. He's
got his mind on practical problems.
Yes, the Council should do something
about it -
(stops as he sees
tears in her eyes)
Here, here - my dear - what's wrong?
Nothing. I - I guess I'm just not
terribly interested in housing
conditions.... at the moment.
She tries for control with a little laugh.
You mean because a man doesn't cover
the pages with sentimental drivel?
(pats her hand, gently)
You women should learn to read between
(picks up another
letter - half to
Yes. I like the tone of that letter.
Perhaps we won't have to stay away
as long as I thought....
Beatrix turns and looks at him with joyful expectance, as WE
DOLLY TO A CLOSE SHOT OF HER, an
202 CLOSE SHOT - IVY - INT. NEW APARTMENT 202
Scene 31 - Mr. Hyde Confronts Ivy and Marcia
She is a different Ivy than we last saw. She seems to be
down, dull, beaten, some of her native young impudence and
freshness gone. She is playing a game of solitaire. She makes
a move, and winces a little, feels her shoulder, then plays
on dully, as WE DRAW BACK to show her new surroundings, a
rather rich, gaudy and heavy parlor of the period. In the
b.g. beyond folding doors thrown open, is the bedroom and
dressing table. AS WE SWING AROUND we see the front door on
a landing and then a few steps with rail descend into the
parlor. The door opens and Ivy jumps up quickly, stiffening,
then relaxes and tries to cover up as an older girl in a
peignoir and slippers comes in.
Oh, hello, Marcia.
(coming down steps)
Just stepped down the hall for a
(sits down opposite
Ivy as WE DOLLY IN
eyeing her, with a
You jumped as though you sat on a
(with a nervous laugh)
It's me nerves, I suppose.
(to change subject)
Want to play?
(picks up another
deck and shuffles,
as Ivy sweeps hers
up and does the same)
Oh, I say -
(laying out her cards)
My Freddie's got a young brother.
Just down from Oxford. A nice boy,
Freddie says, and he'd like to have
him meet a nice girl. How about it?
No, Marcia - no - you know I ain't
in any position to --
202 CONTINUED: 202
(coming right to the
I don't know what's wrong with you!
A smart, pretty young girl - with a
goblin like this Hyde! Of all the --
(trying to pass it
Why, now - looks ain't everything -
you see --
(piling it on)
Sitting here waiting for him all the
time - like in a cage! Come on out
with Freddie and me and the kid.
We'll go to the Empire and the
Alhambra - where all the toffs go -
where everybody's laughin' and
Oh, I'd like that - straight, I would.
But - but I can't, Marcia. I --
(rising, going around
You can't because you're afraid of
him - that's why!
I - I'm not afraid of nobody....!
(pulls kimona off
Ivy's arm - vehement
These are the diamond bracelets he
gives you, I suppose? Why if ever a
man dared to lay a hand to me like
that I'd --
But they both turn quickly as the door opens o.s. Ivy rises
in panic. Marcia's jaw stiffens. She still holds the pack of
cards in her hand.
203 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 203
He stands there a second in the open door, smiling his evil
smile at them.
203A CLOSE SHOT - MARCIA AND IVY 203A
Marcia slowly lets Ivy's sleeve down and walks back around
the other side of the table. Her defiance dwindles. Ivy stands
203B PAN SHOT - HYDE 203B
He closes the door and comes down the steps into the room.
He takes off his hat and gloves and cape. He slowly walks
over and confronts the two girls. He looks Marcia up and
And who is our out-spoken visitor?
It's Marcia, sir - my friend - You've
heard me speak about. We - we was
just playing a -
Ah, yes - Marcia. You know, Marcia,
I've never been interested in you in
the slightest - until now...
(trying to be calm)
Well - I've got to be toddling, I
Oh, no. This could be interesting --
the three of us. Discussing friendly
I'll - I'll drop by again, Ivy.
She goes to foot of stairs for her wrap.
203C REVERSE SHOT - AT STAIR 203C
Hyde follows Marcia and helps her on with her wrap.
But you must come when I'm here,
Marcia. Your point of view differs
from mine. It would be a delicious
thrill to change it.
(over his shoulder)
Ivy found it that way - didn't we,
Scene 32 - Hyde Continues to Manipulate Ivy
203C CONTINUED: 203C
Ivy in b.g. says nothing. Hyde feels Marcia's shoulders. He
puts on her wrap.
What nice material..
Marcia quickly pulls away and ascends the stairs.
Good - goodbye, Ivy.
Marcia turns, gives a second look at Hyde, hurries out.
203D CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 203D
He looks after Marcia.
Quite nice material....
Then he turns and looks o.s. at Ivy.
203E CLOSE SHOT - IVY 203E
She stands frozen by the table, scared by his look now that
they are left alone.
203F CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 203F
He softens into a demon-sweet tenderness. WE PAN HIM OVER to
decanter on the side console, where he pours himself a
straight drink during the following conversation:
(as he goes to side
Marcia is a pretty girl, isn't she?
He is looking in mirror now, holding his drink in one hand,
smoothing his hair and tie with the other. Ivy can be seen
in mirror in back of him.
You're afraid I'll become interested
in Marcia, aren't you?
Oh, no, sir - if you want to - why -
(she stops as Hyde
turns quickly - we
cannot see his face -
then, her expression
Oh, yes, sir - of course, sir:
203L PAN SHOT - HYDE 203L
He throws down the drink and WE PAN HIM OVER to the table
where Ivy is standing.
What? You're not very clear.
Well, sir - I -
(stroking her shoulder)
Poor child. I'm such a tease, aren't
I? Such a tease....
(with a pleasurable
- starts eating grapes from bowl)
What a lucky man - to be loved this
He sits down on the table, putting grape after grape into
his mouth and snicking the skins across the room at random.
203L CONTINUED: 203L
But, my dear - suppose I did have to
leave you for awhile?
203M TWO SHOT - DIFFERENT ANGLE 203M
Ivy sits down at the table again, her face averted from Hyde
at this question, and starts to put the cards together with
(trying to hide her
Leave, sir? When?
I'm not saying when. I just say
Why, sir - I -
Supposing I had to take a trip from
time to time?
(unable to keep from
looking at him with
You mean - soon, sir?
(letting her hang on
Well, let me see...
(gently - touching
Oh - to - to - you mustn't look so
worried. It won't be for a long,
Oh... I see, sir.
So we won't think about it now, will
203M CONTINUED: 203M
But when I do - it will break your
heart. Won't it?
Oh, yes, sir.
(with a chuckle)
It'll be a knife in your heart. Won't
On this, he snicks a grape skin right into the curly hair
about her temple. It sticks there. She tries to laugh, as
she picks it out. Then she quickly gets up and exits from
SCENE, taking cards with her as Hyde watches her.
204 CLOSE SHOT - IVY 204
As she comes to a cabinet and starts to put cards away,
staying there to re-arrange things just for something to do.
205 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 205
Scene 33 - Hyde and Ivy
He watches her, smiling, swinging one leg as he sits on the
table, munching more grapes.
And what would my little cherub like
to do this evening?
205A CLOSE SHOT - IVY 205A
She turns - a plea in her eyes.
Oh, sir! Could we go out, sir?
205B CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 205B
Out? You mean - gad about a bit? See
205C PAN SHOT - IVY 205C
She comes over to him, hopeful of selling him the idea.
Oh, yes, sir. You'd like it, wouldn't
Well, now, that might be very pleasant -
yes - let's see - where shall we go?
205C CONTINUED: 205C
Oh, they say the Alhambra and such
places is ever so nice.
They do? Who does?
Well, Marcia, sir. She says it's
ever so gay.
Is that so?
Yes, sir. We can go, can't we, sir?
They say the entertainment is ever
such fun. And I - well, I haven't
been out in so long, I -
You are getting somewhat pale, my
It's true, sir. Not that I'm complain
ing, you understand - but-
Oh, I know. You're just jumpy -
nervous - that's it.
Yes, sir. I -
You have that - that cooped-up
Oh, yes, sir. You do understand,
don't you? Then we'll -?
(with a sudden idea)
I know! What about Albert Hall? To a
205C CONTINUED: (2) 205C
Yes - where all the toffs go - when
they're respectable. When they'd
rather tell a girl her garter's too
tight than to say what's really in
their thoughts -!
(a little crestfallen)
Well, sir - I sort of hoped we could -
(stops, looks at him
a little puzzled as
the word "garter"
rings in her past
What makes you say -?
(quickly - gaily)
So you want to go out, eh?
(thinking this his
Oh, yes, sir! I'll go put on my things
We're not going!
(turning back to him)
Because the entertainment is ever so
gay and nice right here!
He smiles at her evilly, chuckles a little. She turns away
with a sudden desperate gesture, putting both hands over her
Now we've got to think of what we'll
do, don't we?
(as she says nothing)
Let's see shall we play cards? No,
you're probably tired of cards --
205C CONTINUED: (3) 205C
(as she still stands,
her face covered)
You could read to me, couldn't you?
Milton's Paradise Lost would be nice -
but we haven't the book here - and
you don't know it from memory, do
Oh! I know. You remember what we
(leaning over toward
Sing to me...
Ivy turns slowly. Her eyes widen in horror. She starts to
(with a sudden sob)
Oh, no - please, sir - not that -!
Not in good voice -?
It isn't that, sir. It -
(in sweet reproof)
Why! It's such a pretty song!
(wringing her hands,
starting to sob)
Oh, please, sir - not tonight!
Sing it gaily!
I - I can't - truly -!
(his tempo accelerating)
Then softly - with compassion...
Scene 34 - Hyde's Manipulation of Ivy
Please, sir - if you'll just do me
the favor -
With loving kindness even...
205C CONTINUED: (4) 205C
(sobbing more -
Don't ask me to - please, sir -!
Then moodily. That's it - with deep
Oh, sir - whatever you like - but
for the love of -!
With a lightning-like movement, his gentle taunting turns to
a fierce, vicious command as he pinches her chin between his
thumb and fore-finger. His eyes widen in fury.
I said sing!
(with almost a scream)
But, sir -!
Sing it! You hear me?
Ivy slowly nods, looks about a little hysterically, backs
away a little, as if to an accustomed position before him,
and pathetically, between sobs, starts to sing a version of
Champagne Charlie in which she substitutes the words
"Champagne Ivy is my name..."
205D CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 205D
He leans forward on the table, watching her with horrible,
rising satisfaction, swaying slightly to the music.
That's it! Smile when you sing! Be
gay! Be happy!
205E CLOSE SHOT - IVY 205E
As she sings, not looking at him, but everywhere else in the
room that she can. As she finishes she just stands there and
205F TWO SHOT - HYDE AND IVY 205F
(as she finishes)
Bravo! Bravo! A prima donna is born!
205F CONTINUED: 205F
Let's draw her carriage through the
streets! Let's shower her with
With this he picks up a bunch of grapes and throws them at
her. They smash against her breast, leaving a huge smear. He
leaps over at her, as WE DOLLY IN CLOSE. His voice is now
low and rampant with desire, as he enfolds her in his arms.
Congratulations, my dear!... the
world is yours! The moment is
She tries to pull away from him, but he pulls her in to him
savagely, and kisses her. She all but faints under it, and
wilts in his arms, her whole body sagging. He looks down at
her, pulls her arms about his neck, lifts her up, with a
look o.s., as we
206 OUT. 206
207 FULL SHOT - EXT. BACK DOOR OF LAB - NIGHT 207
Hyde hurries into scene as WE DOLLY IN. He looks left and
right, [...], then unlooks the door and ducks in.
208 FULL SHOT - INT. LAB 208
Hyde lights gas lamps, then takes off his cape and hat, then
quickly goes to [...], picks out a vial, comes to table and
pours contents into a glass. He looks about crazily for a
second, then drinks it. He gets the same violent reaction as
from the "outward" phase. He writhes, grips table, etc., but
the change is much quicker than when he changes to Hyde.
Now, before our eyes, he becomes Dr. Jekyll. He seems sagging,
spent. He goes quickly to the mirror and looks at himself,
as WE DOLLY IN. He peers at, feels, his face anxiously, then
looks at his hands. Then he looks at himself in disgust, and
covers his face with his hands. He paces about a bit, silently
berating himself, his lips moving, his fist pounding the
table. He takes the back-door key out of his pocket, looks
at it, then over at the back-door. He makes a firm decision,
goes quickly to a small gas smelter, lights it, puts in a
chunk of lead, holds the key in his hand, waiting. Suddenly,
there is a knock on the door, o.s., from house.
Dr. Jekyll, sir?
Oh - just a moment, Poole.
208 CONTINUED: 208
He hurries up the stairs, unlocks the front door, and Poole
follows him down stairs. Poole has dressed only in trousers,
coat and slippers.
I saw the light. I'm so glad you're
back, Dr. Jekyll. I was worried,
sir. You'll pardon my appearance.
I was called on an emergency. I stayed
at the house.
Yes, sir. Oh, Dr. Lanyon called twice
today, sir - he said to tell you
that Miss Beatrix and her father
arrive home in the morning, sir.
In the morning?
I was sure you'd wish to know, sir.
Oh, Poole - first thing tomorrow I
want you to get me a special messenger
from the district office. I'll give
him an envelope to deliver.
(going out door)
Yes, sir. Goodnight, sir.
208 CONTINUED: (2) 208
WE DOLLY INTO JEKYLL as he walks to the smelter. It is now
molten hot and reflects on his face. He takes the key and
drops it into the boiling lead.
209 INSERT - KEY 209
Dissolving into the molten lead. Jekyll watches it. A great
relief comes over him, and he closes his eyes, lifting his
head, as we
210 GROUP SHOT - INT. IVY'S PARLOR - DAY 210
Marcia is administering to Ivy's bruises on her shoulders.
Ivy is sobbing, angry and scared. Freddie, Marcia's gentleman
friend, stands by quite aghast.
(shaking her head)
... mmm - this is a bad one.
(wincing, between the
He's a beast, he is -- a dirty beast --
Rotten shame. Why don't you run away
from the filthy beggar?
What's the use? I tried that once.
He found me and -- why he'd kill me
if I tried it again! Only last night
211 BUT SHE STOPS... 211
...terrified, and they all look toward the door as there is
a knock on it.
Who is it?
Special messenger - for Miss Ivy
211 CONTINUED: 211
Get it, Freddie.
Freddie nods and WE PAN HIM up the steps to the door, which
he opens, showing messenger. Latter hands him the envelope.
Freddie gives the messenger a coin, and comes down, handing
the envelope to Ivy. She opens it, as they watch. She pulls
out a sheaf of bank notes.
Look here -!
(picking up and
I say! Fifty pounds.
(looking in envelope)
But there's no letter with it. This
The blighter must've sent it for
what he's done.
Not him - the rotten skinflint - and
he don't care nohow...
(finding a solution,
Well - no matter who sent it, it's
here. And it's more than enough to
get you out of the country.
Jolly good idea! I've got a friend
in Paris who'll be only too glad to --
(jumping up suddenly,
a little wildly)
No, no! Don't you see? It's a trick -
one of his horrible cat-and-mouse
tricks - just to torture me!
211 CONTINUED: (2) 211
(starts pacing floor,
holding sides of her
head with both hands)
That's what he hopes I'll do - use
it to run away. I can just see his
pig eyes thinkin' it up. He'll let
me think I've almost got free and
then - You don't know him, I tell
you! I can't stand it any more, I
can't! If I only could do it I'd go
down to the river and --!
(slumps down in chair
again and sobs)
It's her nerves, that's what. She
ought to see a doctor.
She ought to see one of thos mental
fellers. I know a feller who cured
the mater of the vapors or something.
I'll go and get the address.
212 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL AND BEATRIX - INT. HER DRAWING ROOM 212
Beatrix and Jekyll are seated on a couch. They are holding
hands. He cannot take his eyes from her. Beatrix has been
Scene 36 - Proposal and Announcement
... but you should have written me.
I should be the first to know when
you are ill. If I'd known you were
that ill I'd have come home at once.
But, Bee darling - don't you see? I
knew that and I - I didn't know what
to say. I didn't want to worry you...
Beatrix wipes away a last tear, and then puts her hand on
Oh, my poor lamb - your face looks
Jekyll recaptures her hand.
212 CONTINUED: 212
(a little anxiously)
But when you look in my eyes - you
see what you've always seen, don't
Yes... I carried that look all over
the Continent - locked up inside of
(almost like a vow)
It will always be there - always....
(then, enfolding her
in his arms)
Oh, that's what I wanted to hear!
And now that you're back, I'll never
let you go again. We've got to be
married right away, Bee. I can't --
I can't wait all this time...
(gently, pleased by
Such a wonderful part of love -- to
be needed that much...
Need you? I need you more than -
(breaks off, passes
hand over his brow)
While you've been gone - it's been -
But it's all right now. No more
goodbye's for you and me - ever -
(with an excited laugh)
That's it! Just Hellos!
Ever and ever. Hello, Dr. Jekyll.
Oh, Bee --
They kiss, and then he holds her close. Then they turn as
they hear a door closing o.s.
212 CONTINUED: (2) 212
SIR CHARLES' VOICE (O.S.)
Where's my daughter, Hobson?
HOBSON'S VOICE (O.S.)
In the drawing room, sir.
Beatrix and Jekyll rise, Beatrix retains his hand and WE PAN
THEM across the room as they meet Sir Charles entering.
(extending his hand)
Ah! Well, well, Harry....
(as they shake hands)
I hope I'm welcome again, sir.
Can't think of any reason why you
shouldn't be. How've you been? Beatrix
read me some of your letters.
Father, Harry won't admit it. But
because he was so upset, he's been
very ill while we were away -
Oh, I'm sorry, my boy - feeling fit
With Bee back, sir? Well!
(bluntly but calmly)
And this leads me to speak very
plainly, Father. It's in my heart -
and I must say it. I want to be
married just as soon as possible.
Now, my dear - you know I said that -
Father, I respect you more than any
girl could. But Harry and I - we've
waited so long. And if you don't
consent, I'll go away with him. I
mean it this time. That's how much
Harry and I are in love, Father...
I'd even hurt you to safeguard it.
212 CONTINUED: (3) 212
(hardly believes his
I swear, sir - you'll never have any
It's my whole life, Father. Don't
make me hurt you! Isn't my happiness
(after quite a pause,
Your happiness is my life, my dear.
(with s smile, holding
out his arms)
All right. Next month it shall be.
Beatrix goes into his arms with a glad cry. Sir Charles holds
her a second, tries to hide a tear. He extends a hand to
Come to dinner tomorrow, eh, Harry?
I should like to make a formal
announcement to our friends.
Scene 37 - Jekyll Discovers Ivy's Plight
(wringing his hand,
Oh, yes, sir - thank you, sir - thank
213 FULL SHOT - FOYER - INT. JEKYLL'S HOUSE 213
Jekyll is coming in, by his key.
(calling, as he does
Poole - Poole -!
Oh, yes sir!
213 CONTINUED: 213
Poole - look at me - I'm
(flinging him his
I should be put in a straight-jacket,
Poole! Before I make everybody
(putting his hat on
But instead I crown you King of the
Gypsies - because you shall be the
first to know! I'm going to be
(his face lighting up)
Oh, splendid, sir. When, sir?
Next month! Next month she'll be in
this very house - Mrs. Henry Jekyll!
And the walls will turn to cloud
banks - and you'll be taking your
orders from an angel!
I'm so very glad, sir.
(as we PAN HIM to
I must get the call list from the
consulting room. You can take it to
Sir Charles. He wants it for the
There's a patient here, sir - without
Jekyll opens the door to the consulting room.
214 FULL SHOT - INT. CONSULTING ROOM 214
Jekyll stops full in his tracks, as he sees Ivy sitting there.
She rises from the chair, her strained and worried expression
changing to child-like pleasure and surprise at seeing him.
214 CONTINUED: 214
Why - why it's you, sir!
(behind Jekyll, in
This is Miss Pierson, sir.
Yes... yes, Poole. I'll give you the
Very good, sir.
He bows out. Ivy comes slowly toward him.
So you're the famous Dr. Jekyll?
Now, who'd have thought we'd meet
again like this?
(watches him as he
makes no answer)
I was the one you and your friend
took home that night - remember,
(nailed, but striving
Why - oh, yes - yes, of course..
Oh, I'm so glad it's you, sir! You
were so kind and good to me that
night! Maybe you can --
What - ah - what brought you here,
Ivy is reminded of her plight. With a little sobbing murmur,
she pulls off her coat and slips her shirtwaist off her
shoulder, baring it to him and displaying streaks of welts
There, sir! That's what! Look at
214 CONTINUED: (2) 214
(as Jekyll makes no
answer, only stares
with hypnotized horror
at the shoulder)
Pretty, ain't it? Did you ever see a
thing like that before, sir?
It's - it's horrible...
himself, starts for
I'll give you some lotion to soothe
But Ivy stops him quickly. She begins to break down more.
Lotion! It won't be lotions'll do
the trick, sir! No! It's more than
that, sir. I need help, I do! I can't
stand it any more!
(as Jekyll can only
look at her)
It's Hyde, sir - a man I know - Mr.
Hyde, sir! It's him as done it, and
more I can't tell you, sir. He ain't
human, he ain't. He's a beast! He
won't let me go, sir! And I'm afraid
to - I'm afraid to run away....
During this he has slumped down on arm of chair. She continues
Scene 38 - Ivy Seeks Help
Marcia - she's my girl friend - and
Freddie, Mr. Willoughby - he's her
friend... they says it's my nerves -
and they says as how you know about
such things and could help me, sir.
(then sinking down on
her knees, clinging
But, oh sir - I can't bear up no
more under it, sir. If - if you can
do nothing for me, then give me some
poison so I can kill myself....
She breaks down completely now and sobs on his lap.
214 CONTINUED: (3) 214
(in agony - but
Why didn't you seek help before? Why
didn't you go to the police?
(looking up at him)
I tell you I'm afraid, sir! You
don't know him, sir. A nice fine
gentleman like yourself wouldn't be
meeting such a person! He ain't a
man - he's a devil! He knows what
you're thinking about, he does!
Why, if he knows I've been here today,
I don't know what he'll do. It won't
be nothin' human, I can tell you!
Oh, please, sir - please help me.
Keep him off -!
(in a lower voice,
hastily - pleading)
I'll do anything you ask, sir - I
ain't as bad as you might think -and -
and men say as I ain't a bad looker
when I'm more myself. You - you liked
me once a little, didn't you, sir?
And you're really such a fine kind
gentleman - honest - that night you
walked out of my place, I laughed at
you - but I didn't laugh after you'd
(averts her head,
puts her cheek on
I kept wishin' you'd come back -
truly, I did...
For a moment, Jekyll stares at her head. And for a flash
second, he seems as though he is about to lean over and
embrace her with the strange look of Hyde battling for
supremacy in his expression. Then he contains himself and
lifts her up, as he stands too.
I - I give you my word that you will
never be troubled by this man Hyde
But - but how do you know, sir? He'll
come back! He'll come back and kill
214 CONTINUED: (4) 214
He'll not come back. I'll see to it.
But you don't know him, sir. He ain't
human, he ain't!
I've given you my word - and that I
never break. You'll not see Hyde
(pause, as she looks
You must believe me.
I believe you, sir. I believe you.
You - you must go now.
Yes, sir. Yes, sir..... yes, sir.
She puts on her coat and goes to the door, then turns.
215 CLOSE SHOT - IVY - AT DOOR 215
She looks at Jekyll o.s., puzzled.
It's funny - but for a moment I
(then she stops)
Well... goodbye, sir.
216 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 216
He reacts to her statement. WE PAN HIM to the mirror where
he examines his face, as we
216 CONTINUED: 216
217 FULL SHOT - REGENT'S PARK - EARLY EVENING 217
It is still light, the shadows long. The birds are twittering.
In the far b.g., through the trees, we see sheep dotting the
218 FULL SHOT - PARK ENTRANCE 218
Mr. Weller, the Park Keeper, is idling about the entrance as
Jekyll comes gaily into the Park. Jekyll is dressed for the
evening, in tails, cape, silk hat and stick.
(hailing him gaily)
Mr. Weller, Mr. Weller - good evening!
The Park Keeper falls in beside him as we TRUCK WITH THEM.
Dr. Jekyll! The days keep beautifully
long this time of the year.
Beautiful - wonderful! How's little
The medicine you gave her done the
trick. She's only whooped twice in a
Scene 39 - Jekyll's Transformation
(looking Jekyll up
You look much brighter yourself, sir -
beggin' your pardon.
WE HOLD as Jekyll stops and turns to the Park Keeper.
218 CONTINUED: 218
(indicating with stick)
Mr. Weller - across the park, in Sir
Charles Emery's house - is a
beautifully set dinner table. In
exactly two hours -somewhere between
the beautiful smoked salmon and the
beautiful Camembert cheese - Sir
Charles will arise and beautifully
announce the coming marriage of myself
to the most beautiful girl in this
(grabbing his hand,
Dr. Jekyll - my congratulations! And
all the best to Mrs. Jekyll as is to
From you, Mr. Weller- that's an omen
(hand on Mr. Weller's
shoulder, in a whisper)
You don't blame me if I hurry?
(calling after him)
God speed, Dr. Jekyll!
Thank you, Mr. Woller!
He exits o.s., as Mr. Weller beams after him.
219 FULL SHOT - PARK - JEKYLL 219
He walks through a lovely setting, happily swinging his cane.
220 TRUCKING SHOT - JEKYLL 220
He walks along, smiling to himself. He starts to whistle. He
is whistling "Champagne Charlie"! He whistles it with great
volume and vehemence. He suddenly realizes what he is
whistling and stops it, a shadow crossing his face. Then he
smiles again, starts whistling "Drink To Me Only With Thine
Eyes", but before he realizes it, he is whistling "Champagne
Charlie" again. He stops short in his tracks, as he realizes
this. His hand passes over his brow. He tries to walk on,
straightening his shoulders. He seems to feel faint. He looks
about, a little confused, and WE PAN HIM as he goes to a
round bench under a tree and sits down.
221 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - ON BENCH 221
He seems to be trying to get his breath. He rings his finger
around the edge of his collar. Then he contorts a little.
His face suddenly becomes strained and panic-stricken. His
hand goes to his throat. His face starts to contort more,
the lines deepening. With horror, his glance goes to his
hands. WE PAN DOWN. His hand, clutching the bench, is turning
more horribly grotesque than we have ever seen it. WE PAN
BACK UP. Jekyll is now nearing the change to Hyde! He looks
at his other hand. WE PAN DOWN. It is the same as the other.
WE PAN BACK UP to his face. It is almost that of Hyde. He is
(with a last desperate
Bee - Bee, darling -!
Then the writhings and gaspings, their course running quicker
than before. And suddenly, he is Hyde! He looks about,
craftily, viciously. A bird lights on the bench beside him.
He flails his cane at it. It flies away. He thinks a second,
getting his bearings in Evil. Then a thought strikes him.
His eyes glint. He starts to sing "Champagne Charlie" in a
horrible sing-song, swaying manner, and suddenly he gets up
with an animal leap, and WE PAN HIM as he runs leaping across
the green into the b.g., like a gorged buzzard racing for
another piece of carrion, as we --
222 CLOSE SHOT - IVY - INT. HER PARLOR - NIGHT 222
She is quite tight, tipsily pouring champagne into a glass,
humming indistinctly to herself. Then she gets an idea and
WE PAN HER to mirror. She raises the glass.
Here's hoping that Hyde rots wherever
he is - and burns slow when the time
And here's hoping that Dr. Jekyll
thinks of his Ivy - like I know he'd
like to... like Ivy thinks of him...
'cause he's an angel. Here's to my
Her glass starts for her lips, when suddenly the door opens,
reflected in the b.g. Hyde stands there, staring at her. Ivy
turns with a gasp of horror and disbelief, drops the glass
to the floor.
223 PAN SHOT - HYDE 223
He comes slowly down the stairs, throwing his hat and stick
on a table, eyeing the frozen Ivy all the while. He starts
across to her.
(shocked to soberness)
Why, sir - I -
It couldn't be that you didn't expect
to see me, could it?
Why, no, sir - I - I've been here
waitin' for you, sir. I -
But you're celebrating. What? Some
new event - some change?
No, sir - I just thought I'd -
Scene 40 - Hyde Attacks Ivy
(fury starting to win
Drinking to calm your nerves, perhaps?
It's your nerves, isn't it? Shouldn't
you see a doctor?
Oh, no, sir.
(going to wine cooler)
Would you like some wine, sir? I'll
get another glass and --
Hyde slaps the bottle from her hand.
Jekyll's a good man. Dr. Henry Jekyll --
(now very startled)
Is - is he, sir? But I don't need
A gentleman, too - different than
any man you might know.
223 CONTINUED: 223
"A nice fine gentleman like yourself
wouldn't be meeting such a person -"
(as Ivy only stares
"... I ain't a bad looker when I'm
(as she starts to
back away, he follows
He's the sort of man you get down on
your knees to, isn't he? -- A sweet,
dear, pure man you could believe and
(suddenly grabs her
He's a smug hypocritical coward,
that's what he is!
You - you couldn't know Dr. Jekyll --
know him intimately. I detest him
intimately -- from his lofty brain
to the soles of his virtuous feet.
And you -
"I'll do anything you ask, sir -"
Well, you saw the respectable fool!
Clutched his halo and held it
straight, didn't he?
How - how'd you know all that?
Why I know everything you say and
everything you think.
Then you - you must be truly somethin' -
the devil himself, then... because
Dr. Jekyll wouldn't tell you. He
ain't the kind that would -
S-s-h! Would you keep a secret if I
told you? Promise?
223 CONTINUED: (2) 223
I am Dr. Jekyll. I'm the angel you
want to love and adore.
(breaks away, back to
No - no -
(wagging his finger
at her - following)
But you don't have to promise. Because
it's such a beautiful secret that
those who share it with me can't go
What - what are you going to do?
How does one usually stop a person
He makes a lunge at her, but she ducks from under him,
wrenches away from his grasp and, screaming, runs across
room, up the stair. Hyde gives a roar of glee and rage, leaps
over balustrade and intercepts her, as WE PAN. WE PAN BACK
as she runs screaming across the room, trying to get to a
window. Hyde leaps back and grabs her as she reaches divan.
224 EFFECT SHOT - SHOOTING OVER DIVAN 224
Hyde grabs her by the throat, bends her back.
(wild in her terror)
No - please, sir - I'll sing for
you, I will -
"Champagne Ivy is my name. Champagne
Ivy is --"
Her voice chokes off.
Now! Now you've got what you've
(they start sinking
out of sight behind
Here - with your angel!
224 CONTINUED: 224
Embraced in the wings of your angel!
(as we hear Ivy choke
and gasp o.s.)
Leda - loved by her swan..!
After a second there is silence. Hyde gets up gasping. He
looks about, looks back at form below FRAME, and then WE PAN
as he picks up his hat and stick and starts for the door.
O.s. in the hall, we hear inaudible but growing murmurs.
225 FULL SHOT - UPPER HALL AND STAIR WELL 225
An elderly woman and her husband, and a couple of other
tenants are looking fearfully at Ivy's door. Marcia and
Freddie, both in evening dress, are hurrying up the stairs.
(down to them)
Somethin's happened! He's latherin'
the hide off her!
Scene 41 - Hyde's Rampage
(to man above)
Come on - we better pop in and stop
At this moment, Hyde comes out the door on the run, stops as
he sees them.
Hey, you - what've you been -?
He gets no further as Hyde brushes him aside with a roar,
careens down the stairs to Freddie and Marcia.
Stop him, the dirty -!
Freddie tries to grapple with Hyde, but Hyde knocks him down
with a blow from his cane, and as WE PAN, leaps over the
balustrade with a laugh in time to avoid other tenants who
come rushing up the stairs. In the b.g., below, he ducks out
of the door.
226 FULL PAN SHOT - EXT. STREET 226
Hyde comes out of the door, darts off down the street. A
couple of passers-by turn around and look at him as he leaves
the sidewalk, ducks across in front of a cab, hitting the
horse with his cane so that it rears and plunges, and then
disappears around a corner.
227 GROUP SHOT - INT. IVY'S PARLOR 227
We are shooting over back of divan. Marcia, Freddie, and
other tenants are looking horrified down at a constable who
is kneeling over Ivy's body o.s. Marcia, hard Marcia, is
sobbing. Freddie has his handkerchief to a bloody temple.
He done her in! How horrible!
This here's the work of a friend!
It was that Hyde did it, I tell you!
The constable turns, jumps to the window, opens it, starts
blowing his whistle vigorously.
228 FULL SHOT - EXT. BACK JEKYLL'S LAB. 228
Hyde hurries into scene, looks about with triumphant little
chuckles, as he fumbles in his pockets for the key. WE DOLLY
IN. Then Hyde realizes he has destroyed the key. He tries
the heavy door with his shoulder, tries again. He gives up,
looks around, then WE PAN HIM as he darts along sidewalk to
corner, turns, and disappears.
229 FULL SHOT - AT FRONT CORNER 229
Hyde comes running from back corner full tilt, and WE PAN
HIM, after he peers around front corner of his house, along
front of house to entrance and the door, in far b.g.
230 CLOSE SHOT - AT FRONT DOOR - HYDE 230
He pulls out the wire plunger bell, frantically, then bangs
the heavy brass knocker on the door. He flies into a flurry
of animal rage in his impatience. Then the door opens about
a foot, held in that position by the heavy safety chain
stretching from jamb to door on the inside, and Poole's
startled face peers out. He withdraws a little at the man he
Come - open up, you fool! I'm a friend
of Dr. Jekyll!
230 CONTINUED: 230
D-D-Doctor Jekyll isn't at home,
Poole tries to close door but Hyde pushes his foot in, wedging
Well, that doesn't make any -!
What difference does that make? He
expects me! He told me to wait for
him, you idiot! Let me in!
I know all of Dr. Jekyll's
Now look here - I'll have no insolent
talk like -
You'll have to come back later.
You open up or I'll bash this door
If you don't go away, I'll send for
As he says this, he stamps on Hyde's foot. Hyde withdraws
it, allowing Poole to slam the door closed. Then with an
inarticulate growl, Hyde looks about him for something. WE
PAN DOWN AND UP with him, as with superhuman strength, he
wrenches a foot scraper embedded in the brick stoop. He is
just about to use it to jimmy open the door between the handle
and the jamb, when he does a "double take" and looks o.s.
231 LONG SHOT - BOBBIE - HYDE'S ANGLE 231
Far down at the corner, he is just emerging into view,
strolling along the street at right angles to Hyde. He stops
and leans against a light post, folding his arms for a rest.
232 BACK TO HYDE 232
He realizes his plan is futile. He softly lowers the foot
scraper, tiptoes o.s.
233 FULL PAN SHOT - HYDE 233
He scurries out from entrance to his house, and down the
street away from the bobbie.
234 FULL SHOT - CHEAP COMMERCIAL SECTION - STREET 234
The street is empty. In the far background, across the street,
we see the skulking figure of Hyde, looking in the various
shops as he hurries along.
235 CLOSE PAN SHOT - HYDE 235
Scene 42 - Hyde's Robbery and Family Troubles
He seems to be searching for a certain shop, passing a
butcher's, a shoemaker's, a wine shop, a plumbing shop, notion
store, etc., peering into each with a sort of desperation.
Finally, o.s. ahead of him, he sees what he wants. His face
lights up. He is just about to start for it, when he looks
down the street o.s., from where we hear the sound of trotting
hooves. He ducks into a dark recess, watches.
236 PAN SHOT - HIS ANGLE - TWO MOUNTED BOBBIES 236
They trot down the street, looking this way and that.
237 BACK TO HYDE 237
He watches them o.s., as the sound of their horses' hooves
disappears. Then WE DOLLY AND PAN HIM as he hurries a few
paces down the black street until he comes opposite a store
window which reads: "Grundy & Co. Stationery Supplies". He
peers in the window.
238 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE'S ANGLE - STATIONERY, INK AND PENS. 238
They are on display.
239 BACK TO HYDE 239
He tries the door of the shop; of course, it isn't open. He
looks about, sees a newspaper rack - a heavy wooden standard -
seizes it, raises it above his head and smashes the window
with it. He reaches in and snags paper, ink bottle, pen.
Envelopes and paper scatter over the walk. Almost immediately,
a light goes on in back of the store as a door opens and a
man and his wife and an older woman rush into the front part
of store. Hyde is now scooting up the sidewalk toward the
b.g. The store folk come out, in nightclothes, viewing the
wreckage, spying Hyde darting up the street.
There he goes -!
239 CONTINUED: 239
(still sleepy, running
about in circles)
This ain't no place to rob...
But robbed it is -!
(calling up street)
Help - police!
Ooo, the window - and just been
240 FULL SHOT INT. FOYER - SIR CHARLES' HOME 240
The last of the guests are just taking their leave, men being
helped on with their capes by a couple of footmen. Atmosphere
is strained. Ad lib: (sotto voce) "A bit odd, isn't it...
I've heard strange things about this young Jekyll... after
all, that affair at the embassy... felt so sorry for poor
Beatrix." WE PAN ACROSS this to pick up Sir Charles and
Beatrix in the far b.g., bidding goodnight to a weezy old
bloke. Lanyon is staying behind, hovering in the b.g.
241 GROUP SHOT - AROUND SIR CHARLES AND BEATRIX - DRAWING ROOM 241
(the wheezy old bloke)
(keeping up appearances)
Sorry your young man was detained,
So am I, Uncle Geoffrey. It must
have been a matter of life or death -
Of course. These doctors... never
can call their soul their own...
241 CONTINUED: 241
He goes o.s. Lanyon, Sir Charles and Beatrix are all
uncomfortable, as they watch him go. Hobson, the butler,
appears coming from the b.g., wearing top coat and carrying
(conscious of last
people leaving in
foyer, in a low voice)
I talked to Poole. Dr. Jekyll left
the house at seven to come here.
He's very worried, sir.
(to Sir Charles)
There - you see, Father? There must
be something more than what you -
(looking at Beatrix,
That is all, Hobson. Thank you.
WE DOLLY INTO GROUP as Hobson leaves. Sir Charles looks at
Father, darling - don't look that
My dear - I forbid you to see that
I'll disobey you, Father... why I
won't even have to disobey you!
Harry will come to me. Don't make a
scene out of this. You know there
must be a reason why he wasn't
Sir Charles - if you'll excuse me -
it's late and I rather think I'd
Scene 43 - The Package
241 CONTINUED: (2) 241
John - don't - we've nothing to hide
from you - from anybody. You're
Harry's friend - and mine -!
(her chin up)
Please go to your room!
Father, I -!
You spoke yesterday of safeguarding
your happiness. You must admit you've
failed in that tonight. Now it's up
to me. Go to your room!
(after a tense pause)
Very well, Father. But, tomorrow,
Harry will have an explanation. I
know that. And then I might be forced
to hurt you - very deeply....
With this, she turns, as WE PAN HER toward the stairs, and
242 FULL SHOT - INT. HALL - LANYON'S HOUSE 242
Lanyon is just letting himself in with his key. Briggs, his
man, hurries in from the back of the house.
Oh, yes sir -
(as he takes Lanyon's
hat, he picks up an
envelope from the
There was a ring at the door a short
while ago, sir. I answered but there
was nobody there. I found this
envelope had been pushed under....
Lanyon takes it quickly, opens it. Two keys are inside, with
243 CLOSE SHOT - LETTER - IN LANYON'S HAND JOHN - 243
I am in frightful trouble. I beg you to do what I ask.
Enclosed is the key to my laboratory, and one to the cabinet
marked D. Go there at once and get the vials marked A M S
and Z and bring them to your house. Remain there alone. At
midnight a man will call for the package. Give it to him. In
the name of Heaven - don't fail me.
244 BACK TO LANYON AND BRIGGS 244
(after a second's
thought - taking hat
I'm going out again.
(following him to the
Very good, sir.
And, oh yes - I won't need you any
more tonight, Briggs. You may retire.
(as Lanyon goes out)
Thank you, sir.
245 CLOSE SHOT - CABINET D - INT. JEKYLL'S LAB 245
WE PULL BACK just as Lanyon's hand is inserting the key.
Poole is standing by him, puzsled by his mysterious attitude.
Is Dr. Jekyll at the hospital? I
could fetch him whatever he wishes,
(he selects from an
array of vials those
marked A, M, S, Z -
looks at them puzzled -
them to Poole)
You don't happen to know, I suppose -
what Dr. Jekyll uses any of these
245 CONTINUED: 245
I'm sure it's for some of his recent
Lanyon finds an empty vial case, starts putting in vials, as
246 FULL SHOT - EXT. LANYON'S HOUSE 246
He is just about to turn into the walk leading up to the
front door when Hyde jumps out from behind the shadow of a
bush. Lanyon steps back, startled. He holds vial case under
Well, well - have you got it?
(gripping his stick)
I beg your pardon. What were you
doing hiding behind that -
(in feeble grin of
Just - just waiting for you, Dr.
Lanyon. I'm the man from Dr. Jekyll -
the package -
(then more like a
Where is it? I'll take it now.
Step into the house for a moment,
No, no - there isn't time - there -!
As Jekyll's friend, I have the right
to ask you a few questions. Come,
He starts on up the walk. Hyde looks after him wildly, as
though he would like to kill him. Then he follows him. As
they reach the door, we
247 PAN SHOT - INT. LANYON'S STUDY - HYDE AND LANYON 247
Scene 44 - Hyde and Lanyon's Showdown
Lanyon has just removed his cape and hat in the hall. Hyde
eyes the vial case anxiously, as they walk into the study
and Lanyon goes behind his desk. He turns the lamp on the
desk higher. Hyde keeps his cape on, hat in hand.
(as they walk, gruff)
Now come, Lanyon - let's not waste
time with a lot of prying questions.
Give me the -
I resent your attitude, sir. You
haven't even introduced yourself.
Hyde's the name. Mr. Hyde. But what
difference does -?
Are you an acquaintance of Jekyll?
Of course. I'm a friend - an old
(reaching out his
hand, his voice rising)
But if you even pretend to be his
friend you'll forego your asinine
amenities and let me have that before -
Where is Dr. Jekyll?
(getting more and
Oh, don't worry - he's alive - he -
What's the matter? Is he ill? Is -
He'll be perfectly all right, I tell
(opening drawer in
Very well, then. I'll go with you
and see for myself..
247 CONTINUED: 247
As he reaches in drawer, he takes his eyes off Hyde for a
second. The latter leaps across and grabs the vial case from
(as he does so; with
You pretentious fool -!
But his expression changes as Lanyon whips a revolver out of
the drawer and covers him.
I warn you, Hyde. If you make one
step toward the door I'll shoot you
right between the eyes.
(getting a trapped
Now wait a moment, Lanyon - I can't
let you come with me - and I can't
tell you any more than I've already -
Because - well -
I warn you not to stick your nose
into this! You better let me go,
Lanyon! You can ask Jekyll all about
it tomorrow if you want to!
You'll take me to Harry Jekyll this
For the last time, Lanyon - let me
out of here - alone!
For the last time - no!
All right then! Let it be on your
247 CONTINUED: (2) 247
With a wild laugh, he takes out the vials and starts mixing
them. Lanyon watches this, puzzled, thinking him completely
mad. When the potion is all mixed, Hyde picks up the glass
and faces Lanyon. The potion boils and steams a little.
Once more - will you let me take
this glass and leave?
(tense, still with
No. This will be seen through to the
You'd better think again, Lanyon. Do
you want to live on as you have...
lulled in your blissful cocoon of
ignorance? Or do you want that safe
peace of mind - your reason even -
blasted by a sight that would shock
the lowest fiend in the Inferno?
(getting an awful
feeling, but game)
You can't persuade me with all that
mad babbling! Whatever you're going
to do - get on with it!
Very well, Lanyon. But remember your
vows to your profession. You'll see
a secret you are sworn not to
reveal...you who have sneered at the
powers of science - you who have
laughed at man's ability to dissect
his own soul! Watch this, you pompous
ass! Watch this!
248 HE HOLDS THE GLASS HIGH... 248
...then drains it. Immediately he goes into his gasping
contortions, falls back into a chair. As the metamorphosis
from Hyde to Jekyll takes place, Lanyon watches it in horror.
With a final gasp, Jekyll finally leans back in his chair,
249 FULL SHOT - ROOM - TABLEAU - WEIRD LIGHT 249
As Lanyon stands watching, transfixed, the gun falling to
250 CLOSE SHOT - LANYON 250
Scene 45 - Jekyll's Confession
As he sinks into chair, opposite Jekyll.
251 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 251
He looks at Lanyon o.s., in mute appeal for a moment.
I warned you, John - even as Hyde, I
252 TWO SHOT - LANYON AND JEKYLL 252
You - you mean those experiments -
Lanyon gets up and starts pacing nervously, as Jekyll watches
It's sheer horror... I can't believe
(stops in front of
You see what you've done, don't you.
You've gone beyond - you've tampered
with - you've committed the supreme
(in great anguish
from here on)
I know - I know...
You must destroy the formula, do you
I've done that.
But you must destroy it from your
mind! You must never take it again!
252 CONTINUED: 252
know - but this evening - on my way
to - on my way to Sir Charles'...
you see, I always thought I could
control it, John - but this evening -
the change - the change to this -
this monster Hyde - happened without
anything - without -
He stops, unable to go on, covers his face with his hands.
(in awe) I)
And it might happen again -
(lifts his face to
Lanyon, and pounds
chair arm with his
But I'll fight it! I'm going to fight
(then stops with a
his face growing
blank with a new
He rises suddenly, walks across the room.
I'm a murderer, John. A murderer!
(looking about wildly)
I who wanted to serve the living!
You mean you actually -?
Yes! Tonight! There was a girl - a
poor beaten girl that I - that he
knew... and I went to her - and choked
her to death -
at his hands)
- choked out her life with these -
no, not with these hands - not with
these hands -!
252 CONTINUED: (2) 252
He sinks down into a chair again, covering his face, trying
to keep from hysteria. Lanyon walks to the fireplace, looks
into the flames.
Harry - Man cannot flaunt the Divinity
of Man without being eternally
(turns to Jekyll,
with quiet abruptness)
- what about Beatrix? Have you thought
(he looks up slowly,
in a dull voice)
I'll have to give her up, of course...
(then, his hysteria
I've known it all along - I'll have
to face it now - now when I need her
most - but I'll give her up! I promise
(now dropping to hoarse
But John, after that I'll need more
help than ever. You can help me. You
must help me! I must win over this
thing! I must -
He stops as he realizes that Lanyon is looking at him with a
mixture of unrolenting condemnation and pity. He realizes he
is up against the inovitable. He chokes, buries his face in
his hands again, as we
253 UPPER HALL - JEKYLL'S HOUSE - NEXT MORNING 253
Poole comes up the steps, carrying a morning paper and a
tray of tea. As he walks, he reads the paper, uttering
clucking noises and shaking his head. We PAN HIM to Jekyll's
bedroom door. He opens it.
254 FULL SHOT - INT. JEKYLL'S BEDROOM 254
Jekyll, in his dressing gown, is leaning against the window,
looking out as Poole enters. The bed is turned down but not
255 CLOSE SHOT - POOLE 255
As he enters, he looks at Jekyll o.s., and then at bed o.s.
256 CLOSE SHOT - BED - POOLE'S ANGLE 256
It is just as he turned it down last night.
Scene 46 - Jekyll's Confession
257 BACK TO POOLE 257
He looks from the bed to Jekyll o.s.
258 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL 258
He feels Poole's hesitancy.
(worn and haggard
Just put the tray down, Poole.
259 PAN SHOT - POOLE - WITH TRAY 259
He walks over to the bedside table.
(puts paper down with
I don't know what things are coming
to, sir. If you'll forgive me - there
was the most ghastly murder in Diadem
Court last evening. A poor girl was -
260 FULL SHOT - ROOM 260
(suddenly shouting) P)
Oole! Will you get out?
(shocked and puzzled)
Oh, yes sir. Very good, sir.
Poole retires, yet stopping to look back at Jekyll with a
worried look. When Poole has gone, Jekyll's eye goes to the
paper. He can't help himself. He goes over and picks it up.
261 CLOSE SHOT - HEADLINE AND STORY - IN JEKYLL'S HAND 261
GIRL MURDERED BY MONSTER Witnesses Tell of Beast Last evening
a man known only as "Hyde" and "an evil monster" by tenants
262 BACK TO JEKYLL 262
He throws the paper from him. He sits down on the bed, grabs
the post, and raises his gaze upwards. He is in lonely
262 CONTINUED: 262
This I did not intend. I thought I
was serving You. I saw a light - but
I did not realize it led only to
Darkness. Forgive me. Help me to -
He cannot go on, knowing he has lost the right even to ask
for help. His eyes close, and he leans his head against the
post, as we
263 FULL SHOT - JEKYLL - EXT. SIR CHARLES' HOUSE - NIGHT 263
He comes hesitantly along the walk, stick in hand, the lights
from the house illuminating his drawn and agonized expression.
His pace slackens as he turns in through the grilled iron
gate as WE PAN and he walks toward the front door in the
264 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - EXT. FRONT DOOR 264
He can hardly bring himself to pull the bell plunger. Suddenly
he is aware of the dim sound of a piano o.s. He realizes
that Beatrix is playing. WE PAN HIM as he walks down the
front of the house to the end of the "side" garden.
265 FULL SHOT - FORMAL SIDE GARDEN 265
Jekyll comes around the corner of the house and walks across
a small flagged veranda which leads from French windows of
the drawing room to the flower garden. The garden centers
about a small fountain and is set off with flower-bed patterns
and marble benches.
266 266 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - EXT. FRENCH DOORS 266
He peers through them in the b.g. We see Beatrix playing the
piano, a sad and worried expression on her face. Back of
her, and to one side, Sir Charles nods in a chair over a
267 CLOSE SHOT - JEKYLL - REVERSE ANGLE 267
We are on his tortured countenance for a second as he looks
o.s. at Beatrix. He half raises his hand as though to call
her attention by the movement.
268 FULL SHOT - BEATRIX - OVER JEKYLL'S SHOULDER THROUGH FRENCH 268
She suddenly sees him. She falters in her playing for a
second. Jekyll puts his finger to his lips. She continues
playing and finishes her piece very softly, watching Sir
Charles over her shoulder, who by now is quite asleep. Then
she gets up and hurries as quickly as possible without making
any noise to the French doors, opens them, and comes out to
Jekyll, closing the doors quietly.
(seeing his strained
Harry - dearest -
(nodding toward garden)
Will you come out - where we can
She gives him a worried look, and then precedes him out into
269 MED. SHOT - BEATRIX AND JEKYLL 269
As they come into SCENE, near a marble bench. He is greatly
agitated. He doesn't know where to begin. Beatrix sits down
on the bench. She indicates the place beside her.
Sit down, darling - what's happened?
Jekyll sits down, staring at the ground, wringing his hands.
For a moment, there is silence between them.
(bursting out suddenly)
Bee -- I - I've been thinking --
about us. I think your father's been
right all along....
I - I don't think we should ever
marry, that's all. I - I realized
it, last night. And - and I think
you ought to break it off.
269 CONTINUED: 269
Scene 47 - Paradise Lost
(slowly, unable to
What are you trying to tell me, Harry?
You don't know what you're saying...
look at me -!
(his face averted)
Really, Bee --
(pulling his shoulders
Look at me, darling -!
I mean - no matter how perfect things
seem at first - people make mistakes,
(tears welling in her
(then, with the
Oh... I see. You don't want me. You
don't love me any more. Is that it?
(stifling a sob)
Are you telling me you don't want
Want you? I love you and want you
more than --
(rises quickly, walks
But I'm giving you up, do you hear?
I'm not worth even the sound of your
Beatrix gets up and hurries to him as WE PAN.
Oh, my darling - what's wrong? Tell
I've no right to you - I've thrown
(the mother now)
Oh - you are ill - tell me what's
really wrong! Don't keep it pent up
inside. You've always said we could
discuss anything between us.
There are things you can't voice in
Heaven. Just believe me...
(turning his back to
You're giving me up, do you hear? Go -
go inside - now - while I can't see
(turning him half to
Darling - it's all right. Just take
me in your arms.
Oh, don't my angel! Angel - Angel of
Heaven, don't say any more -!
(putting her arms
There - there, darling - hold me
close. Don't think of anything - of
whatever it is - just hold me a
(pulling her hand
No! No - I can't! I'd give my soul
to -- but I have no soul!
(he clenches his fist
and covers his face
with the other hand,
bowing his head)
I'm like -
(he pauses, searching
for the word)
- like the living dead...!
Beatrix now enfolds him in her arms again. His head rests on
her shoulder. His arms go around her, weakened for a moment
in his anguish.
269 CONTINUED: (3) 269
Oh, my poor dear suffering love. Be
quiet... s-s-h-don't say any more.
Oh, Bee - my darling -!
Rest now... rest...
They are quiet for a second. Then Jekyll lifts his head
quickly and starts as if to leave.
(trying to hold him,
I won't let you go. You love me - I
won't let you go.
(his voice rising)
That's why I'm giving you up! Because
I'll love you till the end of time!
(raising his gaze
aloft, as he backs
away, Beatrix staring
after him aghast
that he is going,
that she can't hold
This is my proof! This is my penance!
He turns and walks hurriedly o.s.
(starting after him,
Harry - come back - Harry --
She then breaks into violent sobs, falters, and sinks to the
270 FULL SHOT - END OF GARDEN 270
Scene 48 - The Escape of Hyde
Jekyll is hurrying toward the CAMERA. In the b.g., Beatrix
is sobbing on the ground. WE PAN Jekyll as he comes around
the side of the house and stops. O.s. he hears her sobbing,
faintly. He is terribly tempted to go back. He half turns
and looks. He cannot stand the sight of what he sees. He
leans in weary torture against the side of the house, closing
his eyes. Suddenly a look of horror comes over his face. He
looks down at his hands. WE PAN DOWN to see his hand starting
to change. WE PAN UP to Jekyll's face. He looks down at his
other hand. His throat starts to constrict, his face to
(wildly, looking up)
Oh - no - no - don't let me - save
me - don't let me -!
But the metamorphosis is well on its way.
271 CLOSE SHOT - BEATRIX 271
She still lies on the ground, sobbing. Then, Jekyll's feet
and legs appear slowly in the SCENE. They stand right next
to her. She is aware of them. With a little sob, she half
rises, reaches out and enfolds the legs, pressing her cheek
against the knees.
Oh, you did come back... Oh, my
For answer there is an ugly chuckle o.s. Hyde's hands come
down into the frame and clutch her arms. Beatrix in
puzzlement, and then in dawning horror reacts to the chuckle
and the hands. In almost the same moment, Hyde lifts her up
and she is face to face with him. For a second, she is frozen
with fright, then screams as Hyde's face bends towards hers.
(after her scream)
Hyde laughs wildly and starts to struggle with Beatrix.
272 FULL PAN SHOT - SIR CHARLES 272
He is coming out of the drawing room on a dead run. WE PAN
HIM over to Beatrix and Hyde. Hyde drops Beatrix who faints
and slips to the ground. Sir Charles makes a gallant lunge
at Hyde, but Hyde sends him reeling against the wall. Then
with a wild animal laugh he leaps for his hat and stick. Sir
Charles, however, recovers in time to intercept his progress
around the fountain.
Help! Hobson - call the police!
Hyde raises his stick and lays it across Sir Charles' head.
Sir Charles stumbles back and falls to the ground. Hyde leaps
on top of him like a panther, and bashes the stick against
Sir Charles' head three or four times in rapid succession.
The stick breaks with a final sickening blow. In the b.g.
Hobson and a footman come hurrying from the drawing room.
Here - what's going on -!
They spy Hyde and come after him. Hyde gets up and WE PAN
HIM the length of the garden on the run. Hobson kneels beside
Sir Charles' prostrate body as the footman gives chase after
Hyde around the corner of the house.
273 FULL SHOT - FRONT GATE 273
Hyde comes running from the garden. He stops for a second
and looks up the street.
274 EFFECT SHOT - JEKYLL'S ANGLE 274
A constable comes around the corner on the run, dimly
discernible under a gas light.
275 BACK TO HYDE 275
He runs o.s. down the street in the opposite direction just
as the footman appears and the constable comes running up.
(pointing in direction
There he goes! It's the monster!
The constable runs o.s. after Hyde, blowing his whistle.
276 FULL SHOT - MEWS 276
Hyde comes tearing down in toward camera. In a second, the
constable appears after him. Another man or two, passers-by
at the far entrance, take up the chase. Hyde leaps over a
fence. When the constable arrives at fence, he blows his
277 FULL SHOT - ANOTHER CONSTABLE - AT CORNER 277
He reacts to distant whistle, runs for it o.s.
278 LONG SHOT - HYDE - ANOTHER STREET 278
He runs past camera into b.g. A small group of idlers are
standing at the corner. They block his progress and he bowls
through them, knocking a couple down. Ad lib yells of surprise
279 REVERSE SHOT - STREET 279
The two constables come in chase, followed by more people.
Stop that man!
280 GROUP SHOT - AT CORNER 280
As constables come running up.
That way, constable!
WE PAN AND PICK UP Hyde, his cape flying, leaping down the
street in the b.g. The rest give chase.
281 FULL PAN SHOT - HYDE - JEKYLL'S STREET 281
He comes flying along and darts up the walk to the house.
O.s. comes the sound of the constable's whistle.
282 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE - AT JEKYLL'S FRONT DOOR 282
He runs up the steps, vaults the balustrade and hurls his
body sidewise through the waiting-room window at the side of
283 FULL SHOT - INT. WAITING-ROOM 283
Hyde lands sprawling amidst the shattered glass. He scrambles
up and leaps out into the foyer.
284 FULL SHOT - INT. FOYER - JEKYLL'S HOUSE 284
Hyde enters. Poole comes in from past camera.
Here, here - how did -?
Scene 49 - Hyde flees to Jekyll's laboratory
But he gets no further as Hyde, with a roar, bowls him aside
and ducks out the back door toward the lab. Poole hurries to
the door, opens it. O.s. we hear crowd noises and whistles.
285 PAN EFFECT SHOT - HYDE 285
As he leaps across the bridge in the back courtyard to
286 FULL SHOT - INT. SMALL HALL - INT. LAB BUILDING 286
Hyde comes through door from courtyard, closes door, locks
it. Then he goes to door of lab, opens it, ducks inside, and
we hear him lock this door.
287 EXT. COURTYARD 287
Poole and the constables come running across the bridge.
He's gone into the laboratory!
WE PAN THEM to the first door. They find it locked.
(putting shoulder to
288 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE - INT. LAB 288
He is frantically looking for various vials to mix the potion.
He upsets and breaks things in his fury.
289 GROUP SHOT - EXT. GARDEN - SIR CHARLES' HOME 289
A constable, the footman, Hobson and Lanyon are leaning over
Sir Charles' body. Lanyon is shaking his head woefully. The
constable shows Lanyon half of a stick.
290 CLOSE SHOT - BROKEN STICK WITH ITS SILVER HEAD 290
CONSTABLE'S VOICE (O.S.)
This is the weapon what done it,
291 GROUP SHOT AGAIN 291
(taking stick, then
after a second)
Yes... I was afraid so.
Come - I think I can take you to
Scene 50 - The Fall of Dr. Jekyll
292 INT. LAB 292
Hyde is feverishly mixing the potion, having to make some of
its ingredients not already prepared. O.s., there is a crash
of door bursting. Then hammering on the laboratory door.
293 FULL SHOT - INT. HALL OF LAB 293
The courtyard door is down. The constables and Poole are
hammering at the door of the lab.
294 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE - INT. LAB 294
In his haste, he knocks over a large glass jar. It crashes.
295 BACK TO CONSTABLES AND POOLE - HALL 295
He's in there! Open up!
(then, as just silence
Come on, Bill!
Bill has run in with a crow-bar, and after two or three tries,
they break the door down.
296 PAN SHOT - POOLE AND CONSTABLES - INT. LAB 296
They come running down the stairs. As WE PAN WE PICK UP Jekyll
who is just staggering to his feet from the floor.
Dr. Jekyll, sir! That frightful maniac
broke through the house and -
I know. He struck me over the head.
Quick, man! He went out by the back!
296 CONTINUED: 296
The constables hurry to the back door, o.s.
I didn't even know you were home,
sir. Are you badly hurt?
I'll - I'll be all right.
The two constables come from the back door.
This here door's locked.
Then you better get round through
The two constables leap up the stairs, just as Lanyon, another
constable and an inspector in plain clothes come hurrying
(looking at Jekyll
He ducked through the back and locked
the door after him!
(in great strain)
No, he didn't! He's still down here.
They watch him, amazed, and follow down the steps to the lab
proper. He approaches Jekyll. Jekyll looks at him, tired,
wan. There are tears in Jekyll's eyes as he waits for the
word by Lanyon. Lanyon, too, is greatly affected. He seems
as though he can't say the word.
himself - pointing
There - Heaven help him.
Dr. Lanyon -!
296 CONTINUED: (2) 296
I know this gentleman. He's Dr.
(tears in his eyes
I know. Nevertheless, there's your
You can't be serious, Dr. Lanyon. I -
For Jekyll has already started to turn back to Hyde again.
They all watch him in awe and horror as he goes through the
297 CLOSE SHOT - POOLE 297
He backs away slowly.
298 CLOSE SHOT - CONSTABLES AND INSPECTOR 298
Their jaws are dropping.
299 CLOSE SHOT - LANYON 299
He looks away. He cannot stand it.
300 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE 300
For he is now almost completely Hyde. He comes out of his
writhings as such. He looks about at the others, as though
he has just seen them for the first time. He is more bestial
and awful in physique and manner than we have ever seen him
in the transformation. With a sudden yell he throws a huge
jar at the officers, and ducks around the table. (NOTE: In
the following ensuing struggle ad lib commands from the
inspector should come at the proper time: "Grab him - hold
him - don't let him get up those stairs - guard that door"....
etc.) Hyde practically wrecks the lab in eluding his pursuers.
He knocks them this way and that. He leaps across tables -
up on shelves, pulling them down. He growls and snarls and
laughs in glee every time he eludes them.
301 CLOSE SHOT - LANYON AND INSPECTOR 301
This during middle of fight. Lanyon sees the gun in the
301 CONTINUED: 301
Shoot him, inspector - shoot him!
That would be his wish!
Must take him if we can!
Hold him now!
302 FULL SHOT - GROUP 302
The constables seem just about to have Hyde cornered, when
with another wild leap, he gets to a set of surgical
instruments, and pulls out a large knife. With another yell,
he makes a leap for freedom, brandishing his weapon. As he
gets by the large apparatus on the table, the inspector lets
him have it with the revolver. Hyde wheels, drops across the
table, shattering some of the apparatus. They start crowding
around him in silent awe, Poole crying with audible sobs.
(like a plea)
Dr. Jekyll... Dr. Jekyll.....!
303 CLOSE SHOT - HYDE'S HEAD - PROFILE 303
There is a strange light on it. As if in answer to Poole's
plea, the face starts slowly and mystically changing back to
that of the handsome Jekyll - a face peaceful in death - as
if in death - without struggle or torture - Jekyll was
restored to himself for Eternity. WE PULL BACK SLOWLY for a