Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1981. Final draft script for the 1982 film, with annotations in holograph ink striking dialogue on three pages.

A cocaine fueled spoof of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novella, "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde," that could have only been made in the early 1980's. With tag lines like, "They told Dr. Jekyll to take his amazing scientific discovery and shove it up his nose. So he did." and "The comedy that examines modern living through chemistry," one has a good idea what to expect. The film allows Mark Blankfield, of the sketch comedy television show "Fridays," free range for a completely over-the-top performance as the shy, timid Dr. Jekyll and the mustachioed, gold-toothed, hairy chested party-animal Mr. Hyde, and, aptly, closes with a shot of Robert Louis Stevenson spinning in his grave.

Tan titled Paramount wrappers, noted as FINAL DRAFT on the front wrapper, dated March 31, 1981. Title page present, dated March 31, 1981, noted as FINAL DRAFT, with credits for screenwriters Jerry Belson, Michael Leeson, Monica Johnson and Harvey Miller, with a "DUPLICATED BY PARAMOUNT PRINT SHOP" stamp on lower right corner. 112 leaves, with last page of text numbered 104. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near FIne, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

Carlson and Connolly, Destroy All Movies. Olive Films #1263.

[Book #146360]

Price: $725.00