Tales of Manhattan Script

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Director:Julien Duvivier
Written by:Henry Blankfort (Writer), Alan Campbell (Writer), Ladislas Fodor (Writer), László Görög (Writer), Ben Hecht (Writer), Samuel Hoffenstein (Writer), Ferenc Molnár (Writer), Donald Ogden Stewart (Writer), Lamar Trotti (Writer), László Vadnay (Writer)

Script Synopsis:Ten screenwriters collaborated on this series of tales concerning the effect a tailcoat cursed by its tailor has on those who wear it. The video release features a W.C. Fields segment not included in the original theatrical release.

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde (1931) Script

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Director:Rouben Mamoulian
Written by:Robert Louis Stevenson (Author), Samuel Hoffenstein (Screenplay), Percy Heath (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two, man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug, it is already too late.

Phantom Of The Opera (1943) Script

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Director:Arthur Lubin
Written by:Gaston Leroux (Author), Samuel Hoffenstein (Screenplay), John Jacoby (Adaptation)

Script Synopsis:Pit violinist Claudin hopelessly loves rising operatic soprano Christine Dubois (as do baritone Anatole and police inspector Raoul) and secretly aids her career. But Claudin loses both his touch and his job, murders a rascally music publisher in a fit of madness, and has his face etched with acid. Soon, mysterious crimes plague the Paris Opera House, blamed on a legendary "phantom".

Laura Script

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Director:Otto Preminger
Written by:Vera Caspary (Novel), Jay Dratler (Screenplay), Samuel Hoffenstein (Screenplay), Elizabeth Reinhardt (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Director:Victor Fleming
Written by:Robert Louis Stevenson (Novel), John Lee Mahin (Screenplay), Percy Heath (Screenplay), Samuel Hoffenstein (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr. Hyde, to come to the fore. He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run amok.