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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 

When: Fri., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. 2017
Price: $10
John S. Robertson's silent film adaptation of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was produced in 1920, long before the advent of computer-driven special effects. And yet that doesn't preclude the film from being effectively frightening, thanks to the acting technique of star John Barrymore. "The Great Profile" turns in amazing performance without speaking a word, relying on posture and facial expression to play two sides of the same man: one tremendously good, and the other absolutely evil. Barrymore is almost unrecognizable as Hyde, aided by a lank and greasy wig and prosthetics to make his head pointed and his fingers lengthened. Even with its barely 50-minute run-time, the film leaves a lasting impression. The Webster Film Series presents Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 20, at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Cinematic band the Invincible Czars performs its minimal soundtrack for the film during the screening. Admission is $10.
— Paul Friswold
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