The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981)


The movie The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981) is a horror film directed by Walerian Borowczyk. The film is a variation on Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The story is set in 19th century London, where Dr. Henry Jekyll is about to get engaged to Miss Fanny Osbourne. During their engagement party, a sex maniac sneaks in and turns the event into a nightmarish experience. Dr. Jekyll is determined to separate the good and evil sides of his personality, and he creates a potion that transforms him into his alter ego, Mr. Hyde. However, the transformation is not what he expected, and Mr. Hyde is unleashed as an eruption of sex, death, and sadism. Dr. Jekyll struggles to control his alter ego and chooses between a life of violent debauchery as Hyde and a life of morality as Jekyll.


  • Udo Kier as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
  • Marina Pierro as Miss Fanny Osbourne
  • Patrick Magee as General Sir Danvers Carew
  • Howard Vernon as Bishop
  • Gérard Zalcberg as Mr. Edward Hyde
  • Jean Mylonas as Mr. Utterson
  • Eugene Braun Munk as Mr. Enfield


  • Borowczyk wanted to call his film Le cas étrange de Dr. Jekyll et Miss Osbourne, but his distributors UGC insisted it be released under the title Docteur Jekyll et les femmes.
  • The film was released in France on June 17, 1981. Docteur Jekyll et les femmes was released in the United States as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne.



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