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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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Lane Carson
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Carol Richards
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Burton
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Harris
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Harry Long
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Doctor [Ch.12]
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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]
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Joe - Watchman [Ch.5] (as Forrest Burns)
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Stoner - Barn Henchman[Ch.9] (as Ed Parker)
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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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Approved
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10 May 1950 (USA)  »

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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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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Slaves of the Phantom; 2. The Acid Clue; 3. The Death Car; 4. Highway 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

As Chapter 3 begins, Webb and Towne are driving the same 1941 Ford convertible we first saw in Chapter 1, but as the chase ensues, they are now driving a 1940 Ford convertible, which has a much different radiator and headlight assembly. See more »

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Referenced in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) See more »

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Okay Republic actioner.
15 July 1999 | by 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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