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Invisible Ghost (1941)

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

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

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

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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

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Charles Kessler: What's the matter with Miss Mannix?
Evans the Butler: I thought she was doing her exercises, but she's dead.
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Good Atmosphere-Silly Story
6 February 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

The best quality this film possesses is a genuine creepy atmosphere. Especially good use of the weather (rain, stormy nights) enhances certain scenes particularly those in which Bela Lugosi's character Dr. Kessler is visited by his ghostly long-thought dead wife. Following this, Dr. Kessler is driven to unwittingly become a mad strangler. Just the result you'd expect?...no I didn't think so either.

Lugosi is actually quite good in the film and gives it his best effort. Also I felt Polly Ann Young, Betty Compson and Clarence Muse did fine jobs with what they had to work with.

The Inspector (played by George Pembroke) is an incredibly silly stereotype who comes across as thoroughly incompetent. However I did laugh when the visiting psychiatrist suggests it may be the Inspector who needs help.


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