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Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride1925

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Dr. Pyckle (Stan Laurel) creates a potion whose absorption turns him into a sadistic and perverse monster: Mr. Pride.

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Hilarious.

Did Stan Laurel really need Oliver hardy! The brilliance of this satire of Frederick March's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" makes you wonder what he could have accomplished on his own. His brilliant emoting and sense of overdrawn fun suck you into this short. I kept reflecting on whether parts of this inspired "Young Frankenstein." The only objection is the too-short ending. (What, we're coming to the end of the reel? Must finish quickly!) A brilliant early satire!

Laural brings his comedy sense to the piece... most enjoyable

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This film works on two levels. Those who simply have a knowledge of the Jekyll & Hyde story will appreciate this as a humorous little spoof. But if you watch this, as I did, immediately after watching John Barrymore's performance in the 1920 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, it's a masterpiece. That it comes from Stan Laurel is no surprise. His attention to detail in the look and mannerisms of the Hyde character clearly shows that, as usual, he did his homework and then some. As a result, you laugh out loud as the lightness of the "pranks" of "Mr. Pride" mirror the darkness that is "Mr. Hyde". If you are a fan of the Barrymore film and other Jekyll/Hyde films, a fan of Stan Laurel, or a fan of spoofs in general, watch this now - you'll be glad you did!

A spoof and parody is sure classic fit.