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The Ugly Duckling (1959)

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84 min | Comedy, Crime

Henry Jeckle was always the outsider, a bungling and awkward buffoon, relegated to waiting for his invitation to participate in life that never arrived: until he discovers a medical formula developed by a dead uncle, which claimed to turn ...See moreHenry Jeckle was always the outsider, a bungling and awkward buffoon, relegated to waiting for his invitation to participate in life that never arrived: until he discovers a medical formula developed by a dead uncle, which claimed to turn 'a man of timid disposition into a bold, fearless dragon'. Taking a draught of the elixir Henry is transformed into suave, sophisticated and highly desirable Teddy Hyde. Armed with his new persona, Teddy is ready to face the world; but is Henry ready for the consequences? Written by Anonymous See less
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Sid Colin (screenplay) | Jack Davies (screenplay) | Robert Louis Stevenson (with ideas stolen from)
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Updated Aug 9, 1959

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Aug 9, 1959 (United Kingdom)

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Maudie Edwards
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Reginald Beckwith
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Richard Wattis
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Jean Muir
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Joe Loss & His Orchestra
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David Lodge
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Figures Figures   See fewer
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John Harvey
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Jean Driant
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Stella Kemball
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5.9 / 10 | 47 votes