Movie Presented Here - while Not Pristine -
Remains One of the Only Known Prints to Exist.
THE SCREEN IMAGES ON THIS PAGE SHOW THE OVERALL QUALITY OF THIS FILM.
Original Mexican title: JEKYLL AND HYDE PACTO DIABóLICO
[Jekyll and Hyde Pact with The Devil]
director: Jaime Salvador
starring: John Carradine ˇ Isela Vega ˇ Miguel A Alvarez ˇ Regina Torne
ˇ Andres Garcia
Jekyll's daughter comes home from school to assist her guardian, Dr
Holbeck in his experiments for an eternal youth elixir. He believes
the solution is found in the retina of the female human eye. Of course,
he needs a constant supply of eyeballs, but fortunately any lady will
do. After drinking this potion, Dr Holbeck becomes a considerably younger
man who claims to be a long lost nephew. But he can't sustain his new
identity for any length of time because - without the eyeball formula
- he transforms into a murderous black man.
incredibly rare film is loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic
novella and stars Hollywood ham icon John Carradine in the Dr Holbeck
role. Shot in Mexico by that country's veteran Jamie Salvador, a filmmaker
with over 100 projects to his name (since 1939). This would be one of
his final motion pictures as an illness forced his retirement later
that year. Jaime Salvador died from a stroke in October 1976 at age
movie was one of a handful made by actor John Carradine in Mexico at
the time. He would travel the world, appearing in one film after another
(he often mused: "Why do I have a house if I'm never home").
In fact, he made almost 400 movies between 1930-1995, dying of natural
causes in Milan Italy at age 82, November 1988. His final films were
the genre classics Gerard Kikoine's BURIED
ALIVE, Lana Wood's DEMON
RAGE and EVILS
OF THE NIGHT.
film with English subtitles; fullscreen format (4:3), 85 minutes,
encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable on any American machine.
for Adult Audiences