MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,010 this week

Invisible Ghost (1941)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 990 users  
Reviews: 56 user | 33 critic

The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 04 Mar 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 404 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
 
a list of 921 titles
created 11 Jun 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Invisible Ghost" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Invisible Ghost (1941)

Invisible Ghost (1941) on IMDb 5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Invisible Ghost.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Mr. Kessler
Polly Ann Young ...
Virginia
John McGuire ...
Ralph / Paul
...
Evans
Terry Walker ...
Cecile
...
Mrs. Kessler
Ernie Adams ...
Jules
George Pembroke ...
Williams
Ottola Nesmith ...
Mrs. Mason (as Ollola Nesmith)
Fred Kelsey ...
Ryan
Jack Mulhall ...
Tim
Edit

Storyline

The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Out of the darkness comes the ear-piercing cry of a terrified girl... See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Murder by the Stars  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

First of the nine movies interpreted by Bela Lugosi for Sam Katzman at Monogram Pictures, filmed March 20-April 1941. See more »

Goofs

Camera shadow on wall at approximately 36.55, as camera pans from one room to the next. See more »

Quotes

Evans the Butler: [to Cecile] If it's exercise you want, you can get plenty of that in the kitchen.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Bela Lugosi (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Piffle, To Be Sure, But Entertaining Piffle, At Least
7 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Boy, this is one weird little movie! Bela Lugosi's first of nine films for Monogram Pictures, "Invisible Ghost" (1941) tells the story of Mr. Kessler (Lugosi), whose wife had run away some years before and been injured in a car wreck with another man. What Bela does not know is that his wife is still alive, in a semicomatose state, and being cared for by his gardener in a nearby barn. Unfortunately, whenever Mrs. K takes one of her nocturnal somnambulent strolls and Bela catches a glimpse of her, he becomes a mesmerized maniac and kills off another of his household... Anyway, this Bela outing, while perhaps not quite as much fun as another of his pictures that I saw recently, 1942's "The Corpse Vanishes," is still far, far superior to the surreally stinky "Scared to Death" (1947). It is interestingly shot and features some stylish direction by Joseph H. Lewis, who would go on to helm such cult classics as "Gun Crazy" (1949) and "The Big Combo" (1955). The film moves along quite briskly and manages to pack quite a bit into its brief 64-minute running time. And I like the fact that Bela's butler, as played by Clarence Muse, is devoid of the embarrassing black-stereotype behavior so often encountered in films of that era; indeed, he might be the most dignified character in the entire film. I also like the fact that, unlike so many other Bela films, this one is not presented on yet another awful-looking/sounding DVD from Alpha Video, but rather given a nice, clean treatment from the fine folks at the Roan Group. The bottom line, I suppose, is that "Invisible Ghost" is piffle, but still an engaging and entertaining time killer.


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

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Not too bad. neuronboy
Discuss Invisible Ghost (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?