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Invisible Ghost (1941)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  25 April 1941 (USA)
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The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.

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Complete credited cast:
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Mr. Kessler
Polly Ann Young ...
Virginia
John McGuire ...
Ralph / Paul
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Evans
Terry Walker ...
Cecile
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Mrs. Kessler
Ernie Adams ...
Jules
George Pembroke ...
Williams
Ottola Nesmith ...
Mrs. Mason (as Ollola Nesmith)
Fred Kelsey ...
Ryan
Jack Mulhall ...
Tim
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The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after his wife deserts him.

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Final film of Polly Ann Young. See more »

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When Mrs. Mason (Ottola Nesmith) enters the coroner's office, she's greeted with "Hello, Mrs. Nesmith". See more »

Quotes

Evans the Butler: Do I look pale?
Jules Mason: No.
Evans the Butler: I feel pale.
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Negligible plot, wonderfully murky atmosphere
31 May 2000 | by (Denton, TX) – See all my reviews

The best way to see this film is to catch an aged, scratched up print with bad sound on late night television. It seems to almost be made for that kind of antique, romantic creakiness.

Bela Lugosi plays a husband who murders his house guests overnight at the command of his hypnotist wife. The story isn't very well executed and is pretty ridiculous, actually, BUT what redeems the film and makes it very worthy of seeing is it's bizarre, ghostly atmosphere. The film is not about suspense, it's about mood. It's all about white figures moving around shadowy black backgrounds. It's about the interiors of the house looking like furnished crypts or like secret rooms not shown on the board of a Clue game.

This whole film is texture. It's very dream-like.


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