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The Invisible Man (1933)

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A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

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A scientist turns himself invisible. However, the formula slowly drives him insane, causing him to terrorize the countryside as an invisible killer. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Trivia

In order to achieve the effect that Claude Rains wasn't there when his character took off the bandages, the director had Rains dressed completely in black velvet and filmed him in front of a black velvet background. See more »

Goofs

When the Invisible Man is in his pajamas and getting ready for bed, parts of his collar appear and disappear as his 'invisible' chin passes in front of it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Man in Pub: Did you hear about Mrs. Mason's little Willy? Sent him to school and found him buried ten-foot deep in a snow drift.
Man in Pub # 2: How did they get him out?
Man in Pub: Brought the fire engine 'round. Put the hose pipe in, pumped it backwards and sucked him out.
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The opening credits appear out of thin air. See more »

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Referenced in Wall Street (1987) See more »

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Here We Go Gathering Nuts in May
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Sung a cappella by Claude Rains
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Bone-chilling Rains debut - a true sci-fi classic
10 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) **** Claude Rains is super scary as mad scientist Griffin in HG Wells' classic horror novel about the power of being invisible thanks to a serum with some dangerous effects. Atmospherically directed by James Whale ("Frankenstein"). Great visual effects for its time that stand up well to today's standards. Chilling.


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