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The Invisible Monster (1950)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 10 May 1950 (USA)
Evil villain plots to take over the world using an army of invisible soldiers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Webb ...
Lane Carson
Aline Towne ...
Carol Richards
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Burton
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Harris
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Harry Long
Keith Richards ...
Doctor [Ch.12]
Dale Van Sickel ...
Otto Wagner / 'Frank Martin' [Chs. 1, 10]
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Bill 'Mack' Haines [Chs. 5,10]
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MacDuff, Roadblock Cop [Chs.1, 7-9]
Forest Burns ...
Joe, Watchman [Ch.5] (as Forrest Burns)
Eddie Parker ...
Stoner, Barn Henchman[Ch.9] (as Ed Parker)
Frank O'Connor ...
Hogan [Ch.5]
Charles Regan ...
Art (as Chas Regan)
Charles Sullivan ...
Grogarty, Squad Car Cop [Chs.7-8]
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Evil villain plots to take over the world using an army of invisible soldiers.

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DOOMED!!!...By the frenzied fury of the Monster WHO STRIKES WITHOUT WARNING ! (original poster) See more »


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10 May 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Phantom Ruler  »

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$152,115 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Chapter Titles: 1. Slaves of the Phantom 2. The Acid Clue 3. The Death Car 4. Hightway Holocaust 5. Bridge to Eternity 6. Ordeal by Fire 7. Murder Train 8. Window of Peril 9. Trail to Destruction 10.High Voltage Danger 11.Death's Highway 12.The Phantom Meets Justice See more »

Goofs

In the freshly filmed sequences, the police drive 1950 Nash sedans, but in the frequently seen stock footage, they revert back to 1936 Fords. See more »

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Edited into Slaves of the Invisible Monster (1966) See more »

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Okay Republic actioner.
15 July 1999 | by (Blacksburg, VA) – See all my reviews

If you haven't seen many serials, this would be a good start. If you're a serial veteran, you'll recognize almost all of the cliffhanger endings, which have been lifted from other Republic serials. Richard Webb, later TV's Captain Midnight, delivers a stiff performance and a lot of punches: at least one set per chapter is demolished in a slugfest. John Hamilton, TV's Perry White in Superman, has a small part in the first and final chapter. For plot, there's even less logic than usual: bad guy wants to take over world with an army of invisible soldiers, but can barely manage to keep himself invisible. Overall, below average.


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