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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Maria Sorenson
... Frank Raymond
... Baron Ikito
... Conrad Stauffer (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
... Karl Heiser
... Arnold Schmidt (as Albert Basserman)
... John Gardiner
... Sir Alfred Spencer
... Surgeon
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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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7 August 1942 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$322,000 (estimated)

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$1,040,000
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1.37 : 1
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The film was nominated for best visual effects at the 15th Academy Awards in March 1943. However the winner was Reap the Wild Wind (1942) which featured a ship wreck and an undersea attack by a giant squid. See more »

Goofs

Karl Heiser, a Nazi officer with access to Hitler, mispronounces "reich." He pronounces it with a soft ch sound, similar to "sh" in English. A German officer of his standing would know how to correctly pronounce the "Third Reich," with a hard "ch" sound. See more »

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Follows The Invisible Woman (1940) See more »

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Peter Lorre steals show in Agent
11 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining film, but I like it so much because Peter Lorre plays a Japanese character. Early in the film, Lorre is magnificent as he prepares to get Griffin (Jon Hall) to talk! Cedric Hardwicke is also very good as the Nazi ring leader.

I avoided this film for years, because I thought it was strictly a war movie with some Sci Fi overtones. My mistake. Very good Universal picture and belongs beside the other classics from Universal in the 1940's.


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