Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan... Written by
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The film was nominated for best visual effects at the 15th Academy Awards in March 1943. However the winner was Reap the Wild Wind (1942) which featured a ship wreck and an undersea attack by a giant squid. See more »
The matte used in the production is plainly visible on a number of occasions, particularly when the Invisible Agent is in the bathtub, putting on cold cream, and when eating and drinking. See more »
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This is a very entertaining film, but I like it so much because Peter Lorre plays a Japanese character. Early in the film, Lorre is magnificent as he prepares to get Griffin (Jon Hall) to talk! Cedric Hardwicke is also very good as the Nazi ring leader.
I avoided this film for years, because I thought it was strictly a war movie with some Sci Fi overtones. My mistake. Very good Universal picture and belongs beside the other classics from Universal in the 1940's.
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