Classic silent version of Robert Louis Stevenson's horror tale. Witnesses to the behaviour of the debased Mr Hyde are shocked by his depravity and bestiality. The real mystery, which baffles polite Victorian society, is why Hyde should have as his friend and protector a decent man such as Doctor Henry Jekyll. And why are the two gentlemen never seen together in public? John Barrymore stars in the double role, employing minimal make-up to portray Hyde and relying instead on his considerable acting skills.