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The Body Disappears (1941)

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

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

[Needing a corpse for his boss's life-restoring experiments, William checks the morgue for a suitable body]
William: This one's got a lily in his hands. He may be dead, but he's neat about it.
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Should have this on DVD and Blu-Ray
28 December 2010 | by KevinB12See all my reviews

I know the movie The Body Disappears is like an Invisible Woman parody. I think this is a great movie to watch. Even if they made a remake of this movie, Carmen Electra, Megan Fox, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid or Mena Suvari would be terrific to play Jane Wymann's character. This movie makes me laugh anyhow. I hope this movie comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray because it is the kind of classic invisible woman movie to watch. Maybe Warner Brothers studios would love to make a modern remake of The Body Disappears. Both the original and remake, if they will make a remake will make me laugh out loud.


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