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Orloff Against the Invisible Man (1970)

La vie amoureuse de l'homme invisible (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 25 October 1970 (France)
An evil scientist creates a murderous, invisible ape-man.

Director:

Pierre Chevalier

Writers:

Pierre Chevalier (screenplay), Pierre Chevalier (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Howard Vernon ... Le professeur Orloff
Brigitte Carva Brigitte Carva ... Cécile Orloff (as Britt Carva)
Fernando Sancho ... Le garde-chasse (as Fernand Sancho)
Paco Valladares Paco Valladares ... Le docteur Garondet (as Francis Valladares)
Isabel del Río Isabel del Río ... Marie (as Isabel del Rio)
Evane Hanska Evane Hanska ... La servante
Arlette Balkis Arlette Balkis
May Chartrette May Chartrette
Christian Forges Christian Forges
Eugène Berthier Eugène Berthier ... Le vieux serviteur (as Eugene Berthier)
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The newcomer Dr. Garondet is summoned by professor Orloff but people in his village is afraid to go to his castle. The insistent Dr. Garondet reaches the castle and the servants send him to talk to Cécile Orloff, who is the daughter of the professor and is worried about the mental health of her father. Dr. Garondet meets professor Orloff and he tells what happened to Cécile sometime ago and his experiment with an invisible man, and he explains that his daughter is deranged due to the reported incident. Dr. Garondet has to spend the night in the castle and soon he learns who is the insane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 59677 delivered on 23 February 1972. See more »

Alternate Versions

Two versions of some scenes were filmed. Those scenes involving nudity were also shot with the actresses dressed or the nudity hidden from view. See more »

Connections

Follows The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) See more »

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Cheap But Mildly Entertaining
26 October 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Orloff and the Invisible Man (1970)

** (out of 4)

Answering the call of a medical emergency, a young doctor avoids all warnings and goes to the home of Dr. Orloff (Howard Vernon) where he is told about a medical breakthrough where Orloff has created an invisible man. Vernon would play the Dr. Orloff character several times in his career so it's obvious a role he has no trouble in doing. ORLOFF AND THE INVISIBLE MAN (one of its many titles) is a decent time killer if you don't expect anything too good or too serious. The entire film suffers from a very low-budget and it appears that director Pierre Chevalier doesn't have much faith in anything that he's doing. Most of the scenes seem extremely rushed or at least made quickly without too much effort put into them. There really isn't any story of vision on display here as it almost seems as if Chevalier was just a director-for-hire who got the film in the can as quickly as he could. It's certainly not on the same page as THE AWFUL DR. ORLOFF or DR. ORLOFF'S MONSTER but there are a few interesting ideas here. It's funny how the entire doctor coming to the castle is handled because it's clearly ripping off the start of Dracula. The entire relationship between this young doctor and Orloff is a tad bit weird to say the least and the story never really bothered to explain why we need this younger doctor around. At just 75-minutes the film certainly goes by pretty quickly, although, to be honest, not much really happens in regards to the invisible man. The strangest sequence comes towards the end when a woman is stripped totally naked and sexually assaulted by the invisible man. Obviously the special effects aren't that good and the actresses acting isn't all that good either so we're left with an extremely weird sequence that belongs in the Euro Horror Hall of Fame. Vernon is good in his role and the supporting players aren't too bad either. There's plenty of nudity to keep fans of that entertained and there's some mild humor as well.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

25 October 1970 (France) See more »

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