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The Invisible Woman (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  27 December 1940 (USA)
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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)
Oskar Homolka ...
Blackie (as Oscar Homolka)
Edward Brophy ...
Bill
Donald MacBride ...
Foghorn
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Mrs. Jackson
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Anne Nagel ...
Jean
Kathryn Adams ...
Peggy
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Marie
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Growley
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Bates
Thurston Hall ...
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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Trivia

Margaret Sullavan, who owed Universal one picture on an old contract, was originally assigned the starring role. With more attractive roles being floated her way, she balked at appearing in the film, feeling it was beneath her. When she failed to appear for the rehearsals, the studio slapped her with a restraining order preventing her from working anywhere. Eventually she agreed to fulfill her contract by appearing in Back Street (1941) and Virginia Bruce stepped into the role. See more »

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When Kitty is invisible in front of Mr. Growley, her shadow can be seen on the wall. 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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