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The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 27 December 1940 (USA)
An attractive model with an ulterior motive volunteers as guinea pig for an invisibility machine.

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Richard Russell
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George (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Blackie Cole (as Oscar Homolka)
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Bill
Donald MacBride ...
Foghorn
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Mrs. Jackson
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Jean
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Peggy
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Marie
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Growley
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Bates
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Hudson
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Storyline

Eccentric Professor Gibbs, brilliant but impractical, invents an invisibility machine and advertises for a guinea pig. What he gets is Kitty Carroll, an attractive, adventurous model, who thinks being invisible would help her settle a few scores. Complications arise when three comic gangsters steal the machine to use on their boss. But they fail to reckon with the Revenge of the Invisible Woman! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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27 December 1940 (USA)  »

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La mujer invisible  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In March 1941, Universal Pictures was distributing this film on a double bill with Trail of the Vigilantes (1940). See more »

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At the lodge, the invisible Kitty puts on stockings so Dick can "see" her but moments later when she faints she's completely undressed again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Attorney: Where is he? Where is he? Get up! Get up!
George: I am up. I was up. And I've been up all night. I would have stayed up if you hadn't knocked me down.
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Funniest of all the "invisibles"
5 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

If you like the original "The Invisible Man" starring Claude Rains and directed by James Whale. Then you'll like "The Invisible Woman" starring Virginia Bruce and directed by A. Edward Sutherland. This Is the funniest of all the "Invisibles" movies.This upbeat movie provides over and hour of laughs and will keep you entertained. Upon watching this rarely seen gem of a film you'll see The wicked witch of the west from "Wizard of Oz" (Margaret Hamilton),Shemp (Samuel Horwitz) from the three stooges who plays Frankie the thug, And the Grandfather of Drew Barrymore (John Barrymore) who plays Professor Gibbs. This timeless classic is a joy to watch now is it was back in 1940.


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