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Rowland V. Lee
An eager scientist tests his new formula for invisibility on an escaped fugitive. When the formula works the criminal runs off to terrorize a family he believes cheated him out of a fortune years earlier. Written by
Jeremy Lunt <email@example.com>
Shooting lasted from January 10-February 17, 1944, released June 9. See more »
During the last half of the film, visible wires/strings are used to stage many of the invisibility effects, most notably in the scene where the invisible Robert Griffin lifts the unconscious Mark Foster up unto a table. And in three different close-up shots of Brutus (Dr. Drury's dog), we see a wire holding up the dog's muzzle. See more »
Really pedestrian and by-the-numbers stuff here. I just cannot take Jon Hall in the part of the new invisible guy who gets gypped out of his fortune; he's a crass and unlikable S.O.B. and I don't sympathize with his plight at all. Gale Sondergaard and Evelyn Ankers are disgracefully underused to boot. Only John Carradine makes any impression as an eccentric mad doctor who makes Hall invisible. The plot here is all over the place and highly contrived with no real idea where it wants to go. Comedian Leon Errol has a few humorous moments, but he's also got a long dart-throwing gag sequence in the middle of the picture which has nothing to do with the story and is a waste of time. Also pretty stupid is that Jon Hall's character's name just happens to be "Griffin" even though he bears no relation to anyone in the earlier films! I suspect he also wears bandages and dark glasses just because ... well, ... that's what the other guys did. ** out of ****
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