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The Invisible Menace (1938)

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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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Jevries
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

Colonel Hackett: How about you, Mr. Jevries?
Jevries: I've been in my quarters all evening.
Colonel Hackett: Alone I suppose? No visitors?
Jevries: Alone... I was reading.
Colonel Hackett: Where were you, Doctor? Alone too, I suppose?
Dr. Brooks: That's right. Alone and reading.
Colonel Hackett: [Exasperated] Wasn't anyone doing anything we can check up on?
Dr. Brooks: [Turning the tables] What were YOU doing?
Colonel Hackett: [Sheepishly] I was alone and reading too.
Dr. Brooks: Then don't pick on us.
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Invisible Menace, The (1938)

** (out of 4)

Slightly entertaining whodoneit about a body being found at a military institution and the investigation that follows. I've seen countless films like this over the years and this one here really isn't any better or worse than the majority out there. The main reason to see this film is due to Boris Karloff but be warned that he's not in the film too much even with the top billing. The supporting cast are decent but the good thing is that the film runs a short 54-minutes. Had the screenplay been a tad bit better the film might have worked better.


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