A prop cheque from Stephen Frears’ thriller Mary Reilly. The film is an adaptation of the novel written by Valerie Martin and is an alternative take on the classic story of Jekyll and Hyde.
Set in 19th Century England, housemaid Mary Reilly (Julia Roberts) is devoted to working for the Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Malkovich) and soon begins to build a friendship with the doctor. But soon Mary meets Jekyll’s mysterious assistant Mr Hyde and soon starts to suspect there is a connection between the two men.
After Hyde viciously attacked a child, Mary witnessed him pay off the mother of the injured girl with a cheque for one hundred pounds. This cheque would have been one from a complete book Hyde used to pay off people.
Printed on white paper and numbered ‘01662’, the cheque appears to be handwritten with details including the date ‘22nd May 1886’, amount of money and the person receiving the cheque ‘Mr A E Jenkins’. A red stamp with the text ‘one penny’ features on the right side. /p>
The cheque displays a fold line in the centre and marks on the back from production use. However, in spite of this wear, the piece remains in very good condition.
Item size - 3.74" x 7.68" x 0.04" (9.5cm x 19.5cm x 0.1cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.