The origin of Two Face

Posted: November 27, 2009 in Batman, Movie Review, Universal Monsters
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This poster advertising the 1941 film version of Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde served as an inspiration to the look of Batman’s arch villain Two Face, who debuted that year.

The 1931 film version of Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde is said to have influenced the character as well, in the way Two Face would behave. Apparently Bill Finger used Frederic March’s performance as a template for the character’s actions.

I will do a review of both of these films in the next couple of weeks are see how they compare with each other.

  1. Millsie says:

    I have just finished watching the 1931 version of the film and have watched a little bit of the 1941 version. The 1931 version rocks. I must say that from what I have seen the 1931 Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde is infinitely better than the 1941 version. From what I’ve seen of the 1941 version Mr. Hyde just looks exactly like Spencer Tracy wearing a bad wig. Maybe when I finally sit down and finish watching the film I will like it better. Suffice to say that once I do that and can be bothered, a review will follow.

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