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The Body Disappears (1941)

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Comedy about an invisible man.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Lynn ...
Peter De Haven III
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Joan Shotesbury
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Prof. Reginald X. Shotesbury
Herbert Anderson ...
George Worthington 'Doc' Appleby
Marguerite Chapman ...
Christine 'Chris' Lunceford
Craig Stevens ...
Robert Struck
David Bruce ...
James 'Jimmie' Barbour
Willie Best ...
William 'Willie'
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Dean Claxton (as Ivan Simpson)
Tod Andrews ...
Bill (as Michael Ames)
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Terrence Abbott (as DeWolf Hopper)
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Mrs. Lunceford
Charles Halton ...
Prof. Moggs
Sidney Bracey ...
Barrett - Lunceford's Butler (as Sidney Bracy)
Wade Boteler ...
Inspector Deming
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Wealthy scion Peter DeHaven, about to marry socialite Christine Lunceford, wakes up after bachelor party revelry to find he's been turned invisible by eccentric college professor Reginald Shotesbury. An unbelievable series of events is revealed by several witnesses testifying in a "mystery trial" to determine the reason for DeHaven's "disappearance". Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Now you see him . . . now you don't!


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6 December 1941 (USA)  »

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[Needing a corpse for his boss's life-restoring experiments, William checks the morgue for a suitable body]
William: This one's got a lily in his hands. He may be dead, but he's neat about it.
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The Laughs Disappear
24 March 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Body Disappears, The (1941)

** (out of 4)

Weak Warner comedy was released the same year as the much better THE INVISIBLE WOMAN from Universal. In this film a professor (Edward Everett Horton) makes a serum that will bring the dead back to life. He accidentally puts it in a man (Jeffrey Lynn) who he thought was dead but since he wasn't it turns him invisible instead. I had heard a few good things about this one over the years but having actually seen it now I must admit that I found it to be quite boring from start to finish. I seems that the cast knew they were working with a bad script and went into overdrive in terms of trying to keep the energy up but it really doesn't work here. The biggest fault is the actual screenplay that has one lame invisible joke after another. I don't think THE INVISIBLE WOMAN is a masterpiece or anything close but it at least knew had to write for some good and funny jokes. The screenplay here seems to have been written in the matter of hours as there's never really any clear focus on what it wants to do or what type of humor it really wants to try for. Horton is full of energy and isn't too bad in his role but he doesn't get much to work with. Lynn is wasted and pretty much only lends his voice. Jane Wyman plays the daughter of the scientist but isn't given much and even Willie Best doesn't get any good lines. The special effects aren't any better, although they're not as bad as I was expecting. Whenever anything invisible is on the screen you can see the outline of their body but the center portions of them are pretty clear and hard to see. The film runs a brief 72-minutes but it feels at least a half-hour longer. Fans of sci-fi who must see everything in the genre might want to check this out but others should stay clear.


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