The Doctor's Horrible Experiment

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The Doctor's Horrible Experiment
Directed by Jean Renoir
Written by Jean Renoir
Based on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Starring Jean-Louis Barrault
Teddy Bilis
Michel Vitold
Jean Topart
Micheline Gary
Music by Joseph Kosma
Cinematography Georges Leclerc
Edited by Renée Lichtig
Distributed by Consortium Pathé
Release dates
Running time
95 minutes
Country France
Language French

The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (French: Le Testament du docteur Cordelier) is a 1959 French black-and-white television film directed by Jean Renoir. The film is a retelling of the novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson set in 1950s France. Jean-Louis Barrault plays Dr. Cordelier/Opale, the substitute for Dr. Jekyll/Hyde character; the film is also known for its visual style that is far above the normal television programs of the 1950s.[1]


  1. ^ Review by Shawn Levy at

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