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The Body Disappears (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 6 December 1941 (USA)
Comedy about an invisible man.

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writers:

Scott Darling (original screenplay), Erna Lazarus (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Lynn ... Peter DeHaven
Jane Wyman ... Joan Shotesbury
Edward Everett Horton ... Professor Shotesbury
Herbert Anderson ... George Appleby
Marguerite Chapman ... Christine Lunceford
Craig Stevens ... Robert Struck
David Bruce ... Jimmie Barbour
Willie Best ... Willie
Ivan F. Simpson ... Dean Claxton (as Ivan Simpson)
Tod Andrews ... Bill (as Michael Ames)
William Hopper ... Terrence Abbott (as DeWolf Hopper)
Natalie Schafer ... Mrs. Lunceford
Charles Halton ... Professor Moggs
Sidney Bracey ... Barrett (as Sidney Bracy)
Wade Boteler ... Inspector Deming
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Storyline

Wealthy scion Peter DeHaven, about to marry socialite Christine Lunceford, wakes up after bachelor party revelry to find he's been turned invisible by eccentric college professor Reginald Shotesbury. An unbelievable series of events is revealed by several witnesses testifying in a "mystery trial" to determine the reason for DeHaven's "disappearance". Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Now you see him . . . now you don't!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Widow See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Natalie Schafer, best remembered as Mrs. Howell on Gilligan's Island (1964). See more »

Goofs

When Christine faints in the doorway of her bedroom, a hand can be seen briefly appearing behind her to catch her as she falls. See more »

Quotes

[William mistakes the drunk and unconcious Peter for a corpse]
William: They must have embalmed him in Scotch and soda. He's so saturated if a breeze hit him, he'd ripple.
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another "invisible man"... E.E. Horton in a caper
18 March 2010 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

E.E. Horton, the pro, was already 55 when he made this one... he's still in pretty good shape, and this caper movie required a lot of energy! if you haven't seen him in my favorites "Lost Horizons" or "Top Hat", you gotta rent those! The first 1/2 hour is fast paced, and things move right along. You don't have time to get bored. Pretty good special effects too, as the Professor and Willie turn Peter DeHaven (Jeff Jynn) invisible.... of course, his daughter Joan (the lovely and talented Jane Wyman) catches them, and now they have to explain what they are up to.... and these crazy goings on threaten to interrupt the wedding of DeHaven and Christine Lunceford (Marguerite Chapman). AND, it's got invisible monkeys, too! Fun, if you can keep up with it. A little silly, but what the hey. We don't hear much about this one, probably because it was released ONE day before Pearl Harbor Day, December 1941.... Directed by Ross Lederman, who was married to "Doris Warner"... I wonder if that's the same Doris, daughter of Harry Warner... This WAS a Warner Brothers film....


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