My Friend, Dr. Jekyll

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My Friend, Dr. Jekyll
My Friend, Dr. Jekyll.jpg
Directed byMarino Girolami[1]
Produced byMarino Girolami[2]
Written by
Story by
  • Giulio Scarnicci
  • Renzo Tarabusi
  • Carlo Veo
  • Marino Girolami[1]
Music byAlexandre Derevitsky[1]
CinematographyLuciano Trasatti[1]
Edited byFranco Fraticelli[1]
Distributed byIncei Film (Italy)
Release date
  • August 11, 1960 (1960-08-11) (Italy)
Running time
90 minutes[2]
Box office₤157 million

My Friend, Dr. Jekyll (Italian: Il mio amico Jekyll), is a 1960 Italian comedy film directed by Marino Girolami. It is a parody of the Robert Louis Stevenson's novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

In 20th century Italy, Giacinto Floria is a tutor in a rehabilitation center for former prostitutes. Floria is kidnapped each night by Professor Fabius who transfers his mind into Floria's making him a crazed sex fiend. A detective later discovers this is happening and frees Floria from her kidnapper while the Professor mind ends up within the body of a monkey at a zoo.[2]




My Friend, Dr. Jekyll was released in Italy on August 11, 1960 where it was distributed by Incei Film.[2] It grossed a total of 157 million Italian Lira on its initial theatrical run.[2]

The film received a release in the United States in March 1965 through Union Film Distributors.[2][3] The film was acquired by Dick Randall through the purchase of Sam Fleishmann's shares in the company.[3] It has not been released on home video as of 2015.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Curti 2015, p. 53.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Curti 2015, p. 54.
  3. ^ a b Curti 2015, p. 55.


  • Curti, Roberto (2015). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1957-1969. McFarland. ISBN 1476619891.

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