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The Invisible Man (1933)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 13 November 1933 (USA)
A scientist finds a way of becoming invisible, but in doing so, he becomes murderously insane.

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Working in Dr. Cranley's laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley's daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion's Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. Unfortunately, the drug he used has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He's prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance, and several will die in the process. Written by garykmcd / edited by statmanjeff

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Catch me if you can! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

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Trivia

Jack Griffin (Claude Rains) is one of the most blood thirsty villains of the old Universal horror movies, with a total of four (possibly five) killings depicted directly on screen, as well as derailing a train carrying an unknown amount of passengers, possibly resulting in the death of hundreds of people. 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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Crazy Credits

Claude Rains is the only actor in the film whose character is identified in the credits. We are not told which roles the other actors play, even though the cast is listed twice: at the beginning and at the end. Rains is billed as "The Invisible One" in the opening credits and as "The Invisible Man" in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Hearts and Flowers
(1893) (uncredited)
Music from "Wintermärchen" by Alphons Czibulka
Played on a radio
(re-release version only)
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Best Special effects ever
20 August 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

The Invisible Man is a classic movie, with special effects that can still be wowed at today. The reason why these special effects are so great is that they didn't have computers 70 years ago, so you can watch and say 'How'd they do that?". The acting is great, too, and there is even a bit of humour in there too. One of the best horror movies of the 30's. 9/10.


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