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The Invisible Menace (1938)

Approved | | Mystery, Comedy | 22 January 1938 (USA)
An army private and his new bride are trying to honeymoon on an island occupied by the military and a murderer.

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Sally
Eddie Craven ...
Eddie Pratt
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Lt. Matthews
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Col. Hackett
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Colonel Rogers
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Dr. Brooks
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Corporal Sanger
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Private of the Guard
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Aline Dolman
Harland Tucker ...
Reilly
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Pvt. Ferris
John Ridgely ...
Pvt. Innes (scenes deleted)
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Sgt. Peterson
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Pvt. Abbott (as Anderson Lawlor)
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Army Private Eddie Pratt smuggles his new bride into camp in hopes of having a happy wedding night. Instead they discover a murder. Colonel Rogers of Army Intelligence arrives to take over the case. The prime suspect, Jevries, is well-known to Rogers, who sets out to get a confession from Jevries even though there are plenty of other suspects. In the end, Eddie's bride Sally surprisingly turns the tables on the culprit. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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army | murder | island | honeymoon | alibi | See All (38) »

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Without Warning  »

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Trivia

This was an adaptation of a Broadway play called "Without Warning". It opened at the National Theatre in New York on May 1, 1937 and ran for 17 performances. Eddie Craven originated his movie role in the play. See more »

Goofs

When Jevries falls down th stairs, not only is it an obvious double with no facial relationship to Karloff, but he also has dark hair while Karloff's is white. See more »

Quotes

Private of the Guard: So, you almost got liquidated, hanh?
Sally: What's that mean... 'liquidated?'
Eddie Pratt: I don't know. I never had any.
Sally: That might mean 'vaccinated.'
Private of the Guard: [Sarcastically] Yeah, practically the same thing.
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Version of Murder on the Waterfront (1943) See more »

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Minor but enjoyable for Karloff fans
25 October 2003 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Murder mystery with a silly title. Better-than-average direction from John Farrow. Marie Wilson is quite funny as a horny newlywed, although the jokes are sticky and worth a few groans. But Karloff as usual is multi-dimensional, spooky and human, a warmer version of the guilty icon that Lon Chaney Sr. perfected.


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