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Director:
Writers:
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story) and
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Release Date:
7 March 1951 (USA) See more »
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AS PRIVATE EYES...they're getting an Eyeful! See more »
Plot:
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bud Abbott ... Bud Alexander

Lou Costello ... Lou Francis
Nancy Guild ... Helen Gray
Arthur Franz ... Tommy Nelson
Adele Jergens ... Boots Marsden

Sheldon Leonard ... Boots Morgan

William Frawley ... Det. Roberts
Gavin Muir ... Dr. Philip Gray
Sam Balter ... Radio Announcer
John Daheim ... Rocky Hanlon (as John Day)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter F. Appler ... Professor Dugan (uncredited)
Howard Banks ... Officer (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Sneaky (uncredited)
Richard Bartell ... Bald Man (uncredited)
John Breen ... Trainer in Gym (uncredited)
Milt Bronson ... Ring Announcer (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ... Dugan Detective School Graduate (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Newspaperman (uncredited)
Frank Dae ... Col. Duffie (uncredited)
Roy Darmour ... Man (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Reporter (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Milt (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Bartender (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Man (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Fighter on Rowing Machine (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Ringsider with Cigar (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Policeman (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Fight Spectator Behind Boots (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Cop (uncredited)
George J. Lewis ... Torpedo Al (uncredited)
Rory Mallinson ... Tough Guy at Bar (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Photographer (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Fight Crowd Extra (uncredited)
Franklin Parker ... Photographer (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Rocky's Handler (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Waiter (uncredited)
Edith Sheets ... Nurse (uncredited)
Jack Shutta ... Attendant (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Lou's Handler (uncredited)
Billy Snyder ... Newspaperman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Dugan Detective School Graduate (uncredited)
Frankie Van ... Referee (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Stillwell (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Rooney - Rocky's Manager (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Lamont 
 
Writing credits
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (story) and
Howard Snyder (story)

Robert Lees (screenplay) and
Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay) and
John Grant (screenplay)

H.G. Wells  story "The Invisible Man"

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
 
Cinematography by
George Robinson 
 
Film Editing by
Virgil W. Vogel  (as Virgil Vogel)
 
Art Direction by
Bernard Herzbrun 
Richard H. Riedel  (as Richard Riedel)
 
Set Decoration by
John P. Austin  (as John Austin)
Russell A. Gausman 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (as Ronnie Rondell)
 
Art Department
Ed Keyes .... property master
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
 
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Roswell A. Hoffmann .... optical cinematography
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Joseph Gershenson .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Johnny Green .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Milton Rosen .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Miklós Rózsa .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Eric Zeisl .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
82 min | Argentina:86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #15003)

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Trivia:
This was originally intended to be a straight film in the Invisible Man series. After the huge grosses from Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), the script was rewritten to make it another thrill comedy with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. As it happened, Abbott and Costello met an invisible man in the earlier film, too, but it was a different character.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Since Lou never completes counting out the bribe money that he has found in the box of flowers, Bud could not know that it totals $15,000.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist:I know, you saw this man disappear into thin air. Do you always see things?
Lou Francis:Only when my eyes are open.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist:Did you ever see somebody disappear before?
Lou Francis:Yes sir, I have.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist:This may explain it, seeing things. When did this happen?
Lou Francis:One day me and my brother were walking down the street... my brother disappeared.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist:Into thin air?
Lou Francis:No, into a man hole.
Dr. James C. Turner, Police Psychiatrist:How about voices? Do you ever hear strange voices?
Lou Francis:Yes sir.
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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
I'm commenting on how great this movie is!(I give it a7.6), 27 December 2000
Author: Avram Jarek Fawcett (tarzan-17) from Indiahoma, Oklahoma

Sheer brilliance in comedy and special-effects!Truly a Universal master-work!The ending (which I can't tell you about)is just great!One interesting part is that it pays tribute to the original invisible man movie.And Abbot and Costello are truly comical!

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