This Day in Halloween: The Oscar-winning second film version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" premieres in New York City in 1931. / Illustration by Noah Ayub
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde premieres in New York City in 1931. The second film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel was thought lost for decades and features an Oscar-winning performance by Frederic March and innovative special effects. It’s still considered the best version of the tale.