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The Invisible Menace (1938)

Approved  |   |  Mystery, Comedy  |  22 January 1938 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marie Wilson ...
Sally
Eddie Craven ...
Eddie Pratt
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Lt. Matthews
Henry Kolker ...
Col. Hackett
Cy Kendall ...
Colonel Rogers
Charles Trowbridge ...
Dr. Brooks
Eddie Acuff ...
Corporal Sanger
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Private of the Guard
Phyllis Barry ...
Aline Dolman
Harland Tucker ...
Reilly
William Haade ...
Pvt. Ferris
John Ridgely ...
Pvt. Innes (scenes deleted)
Jack Mower ...
Sgt. Peterson
Anderson Lawler ...
Pvt. Abbott (as Anderson Lawlor)
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Storyline

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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Mystery | Comedy

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22 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Without Warning  »

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Trivia

In Feb. 1938, Warner Brothers distributed this film on a double bill with Swing Your Lady (1938). See more »

Goofs

When Jevries falls down th stairs, not only is it an obvious double with no facial relationship to Karloo, 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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Mercifully short mishmash
22 October 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What in the world was Karloff doing in this B-picture quicky years after his triumph as The Frankenstein Monster??? Karloff tries his best but nothing could save this snoozer. The plot summary pretty much gives you the entire plot. Tries to be a sassy sexy comedy, a thriller and a who dunnit all at once. Fails miserable at all 3! The "comedy" is sophomoric. There are no real "thrills". The "mystery" wouldn't fool a 5 year old. Lots of good character actors wasted (Regis Toomey, the perpetual sergeant/policeman, "Dobie Gillis'" father Frank Faylen, and others). For Karloff completists only!


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