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The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 12 July 1944 (USA)
An eccentric scientist helps a fugitive from the law become invisible, unwittingly giving him the power to exact revenge on his former friends.

Director:

Ford Beebe

Writers:

Bertram Millhauser (original screenplay), H.G. Wells (suggested by "The Invisible Man")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jon Hall ... Robert Griffin
Leon Errol ... Herbert Higgins
John Carradine ... Doctor Peter Drury
Alan Curtis ... Mark Foster
Evelyn Ankers ... Julie Herrick
Gale Sondergaard ... Irene, Lady Herrick
Lester Matthews ... Sir Jasper Herrick
Halliwell Hobbes ... Cleghorn
Leyland Hodgson ... Sir Frederick Travers (as Leland Hodgson)
Doris Lloyd ... Maud
Ian Wolfe ... Feeney
Billy Bevan ... Sergeant
Grey Shadow Grey Shadow ... Grey Shadow
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Storyline

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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A Trail Of Terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Shooting lasted from January 10-February 17, 1944, released June 9. See more »

Goofs

When the invisible Griffin removes his glasses for Herbert, the eye-holes in the bandage are huge enough to see into. When he unwraps the bandage a moment later, the eye-holes are so small as to be almost non-existent. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Malty Bill: Two pounds, seven for the Burberry and the hat.
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Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: The Invisible Man's Revenge (2011) See more »

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First seen on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1966
11 February 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

1944's "The Invisible Man's Revenge" brought the infrequent Universal series to an end, apart from 1951's "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man." It's appropriate that Jon Hall repeat the role again, after playing the heroic "Invisible Agent" in 1942; here, his Robert Griffin, no relation to prior Griffins, isn't so much a madman as a man who believes himself to have been wronged, and with Lester Matthews and Gale Sondergaard as the objects of scorn, you too may feel they were indeed guilty of the alleged crime (leaving him behind in the jungle to die after leading them to a fabulous diamond mine). The expected comedy relief is ably supplied by Leon Errol, whose dart game echoes the James Whale original, but goes on a tad too long. Lovely Evelyn Ankers is again wasted in a peripheral role, as she often was in Universal horrors, leaving the way open for the scene stealing John Carradine to command the screen, in only two scenes, as Dr. Peter Drury, the source of Griffin's invisibility, with transparent pets such as a parrot and a dog, whose later visibility will doom any future plans for our nonhero ("in this house, you've got to believe what you CAN'T see!"). Former adversaries in 1937's "The Hurricane," Jon Hall and John Carradine would once more oppose each other in 1957's "Hell Ship Mutiny." Director Ford Beebe ("Night Monster") was one of Universal's finest journeymen, again finding a slot for his father-in-law, Cyril Delevanti, selling Griffin some new clothes before nearly getting himself killed. Among the smaller parts are Doris Lloyd ("The Wolf Man"), Ian Wolfe ("The Raven"), Billy Bevan ("Dracula's Daughter"), and Skelton Knaggs ("House of Dracula"). All five entries, even 1940's "The Invisible Woman," appeared on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1944 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,669,226
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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