Directed by Rouben Mamoulian (1931; not rated; 98 minutes)
This film is based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, who reputedly modeled Jekyll’s house and laboratory on the living situation of William Hunter’s younger brother John (1728– 1793), the anatomist and surgeon who possessed his own collection of 14,000 anatomical and zoological preparations—and who famously differed in psychological temperament from his older, far more proper and polished, brother.
This screening is part of Books, Bees, and Butterflies: A film series for William Hunter
Each of the films in this series reflects some aspect of the life or world of the anatomist, physician, early obstetrician, and collector William Hunter (1718–1783). All screenings are free and take place in the Center’s Lecture Hall.