MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,232 this week

The Body Disappears (1941)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 173 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

Comedy about an invisible man.

Director:

Writers:

(original screen play by), (original screen play by)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 66 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 58 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 88 titles
created 07 Mar 2013
 
a list of 2830 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Body Disappears (1941)

The Body Disappears (1941) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Body Disappears.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori
Crime | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.

Director: Roland West
Stars: Chance Ward, Richard Tucker, Wilson Benge
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a turn-of-the-century Renaissane Itakian mansion, its tyrannical owner, a one-handed, wheelchair-bound pianist with a strong belief in the occult is murdered.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre
Stage Fright (1950)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd
The Black Cat (1934)
Horror | Crime | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan- worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners
2-Headed Shark Attack (Video 2012)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

Survivors escape to a deserted atoll after a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the atoll starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster as it eats fresh delicious women and men.

Director: Christopher Ray
Stars: Carmen Electra, Charlie O'Connell, Brooke Hogan
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Detective Sam Campbell and his perky sidekick Robby Vance are called in on a routine child support dispute. Things take an unexpected turn when the client's ex-father-in-law, the head of a ... See full summary »

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Jane Wyman, Jerome Cowan, Faye Emerson
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Lumberjack Joe MacKinley (Preston Foster) inherits a valuable tract of forest-land which is coveted by a large lumber company. He and his new bride, Helen (Kay Buckley), start a logging ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro
Stars: Wayne Morris, Preston Foster, Kay Buckley
The Poor Fish (1930)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Arthur Hurley
Stars: Stanley Ridges, Hobart Cavanaugh, Natalie Schafer
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Amelia is a gifted violinist who is in danger of quitting the Brissac Academy of Music. Julius arranges to have a scholarship given to her through his employee Tony so that Julius can ... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Jeffrey Lynn, Eddie Albert
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An heiress seems to be cursed as each of her intended grooms meets with a horrible end.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Lynn ...
...
Joan Shotesbury
...
Professor Shotesbury
Herbert Anderson ...
George Appleby
Marguerite Chapman ...
Christine Lunceford
Craig Stevens ...
Robert Struck
David Bruce ...
Jimmie Barbour
Willie Best ...
Willie
Ivan F. Simpson ...
Dean Claxton (as Ivan Simpson)
Tod Andrews ...
Bill (as Michael Ames)
...
Terrence Abbott (as DeWolf Hopper)
...
Mrs. Lunceford
Charles Halton ...
Professor Moggs
Sidney Bracey ...
Barrett (as Sidney Bracy)
Wade Boteler ...
Inspector Deming
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Black Widow  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[William mistakes the drunk and unconcious Peter for a corpse]
William: They must have embalmed him in Scotch and soda. He's so saturated if a breeze hit him, he'd ripple.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Body Disappears (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?