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Invisible Agent (1942)

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The Invisible Man's grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

H.G. Wells (novel), Curt Siodmak (as Curtis Siodmak)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ilona Massey ... Maria Sorenson
Jon Hall ... Frank Raymond
Peter Lorre ... Baron Ikito
Cedric Hardwicke ... Conrad Stauffer (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
J. Edward Bromberg ... Karl Heiser
Albert Bassermann ... Arnold Schmidt (as Albert Basserman)
John Litel ... John Gardiner
Holmes Herbert ... Sir Alfred Spencer
Keye Luke ... Surgeon
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Storyline

Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El espía invisible See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$322,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,040,000
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The scene in which Conrad Stauffer asks Arnold Schmidt to sign a document saying he was well-treated (after Conrad Stauffer's men have broken Arnold Schmidt's fingers) was parodied by Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong on their 1972 album, Big Bambu. See more »

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When the old man puts his hand too near where the Invisible Agent is standing, his own hand becomes transparent. See more »

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Nice Continuation of the Story
8 November 2015 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Frank Raymond is the grandson of the original Invisible Man Jack Griffin. He is happily and safely living in the United States. World War breaks out and the German agents are wanting the information for invisibility. Frank gets away from the German agents and becomes an invisible secret agent for the U.S. government. He ends up falling in-love with a beautiful double agent.

This is a fun war-drama. It's comical in a way but makes for an exciting game of spy vs. spy, cat-n-mouse film. A few fun things happen when the Invisible Agent shows up.

The opening scene is great - I wish they would have kept the rest of the film this eerie but I still enjoyed the fun of the movie.

Worth watching if you like the older war films and/or the Universal Horror Invisible Man series.

8/10


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