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Invisible Agent is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by Edwin L. Marin released in USA on 7 august 1942 with Ilona Massey

Invisible Agent (1942)

Invisible Agent
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Invisible Agent is a 1942 American science fiction film from Universal. The film was a wartime propaganda production that was part of a Hollywood effort to boost morale at the home front. It loosely echoed a series of formula war-horror films produced during this period that typically featured a mad scientist working in secret to aid the Third Reich.

This film was directed by Edwin L. Marin, and the screenplay was written by Curt Siodmak, who had co-written the earlier The Invisible Man Returns in 1940. Siodmak was a refugee from Nazi Germany, and he gave the film a strong anti-Nazi tone that treated the Nazis as incompetent buffoons. (A scene reportedly edited from the film had the hero placing a boot into Hitler's backside, following an official ban on all such images.)

The concept for the story was inspired by The Invisible Man, a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells. Wells had signed a deal with Universal to allow movies based on his work, which began with the successful 1933 film by the same name.

For the cast, the invisible agent is played by Jon Hall, with Peter Lorre and Sir Cedric Hardwicke (who played another villain in The Invisible Man Returns) performing as members of the axis, and Ilona Massey and Albert Basserman as allied spies. The special effects were produced by John P. Fulton, who had created the effects for Universal's previous "invisible man" films. The movie was filmed in black and white with mono sound and ran for 81 minutes.

Synopsis

The grandson of Dr. Jack Griffin, the original invisible man, has emigrated to the United States and now runs a print shop in Manhattan under the assumed name of Frank Raymond (Jon Hall). In his shop he is confronted by four armed men who reveal that they know his true identity. One of the men, Conrad Stauffer (Cedric Hardwicke), is a lieutenant general of the S.S., while a second, Baron Ikito (Peter Lorre), is Japanese. They offer to pay for the invisibility formula and threaten amputation if it is not revealed. Griffin manages to escape with the formula in his hands.

Actors

Ilona Massey

(Maria Sorenson)
Jon Hall

(Frank Raymond)
Peter Lorre

(Baron Ikito)
Cedric Hardwicke

(Conrad Stauffer)
Albert Bassermann

(Arnold Schmidt)
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Universal Monsters

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913) The Werewolf (1913) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) The Phantom of the Opera (1925) The Cat and the Canary (1927) The Man Who Laughs (1928) The Last Performance (1929) The Last Warning (1929) The Will of the Dead Man (1930) The Cat Creeps (1930) Dracula (1931) Drácula (1931) Frankenstein (1931) Island of Lost Souls (1932) The Mummy (1932) Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) The Old Dark House (1932) Boo (1932) The Invisible Man (1933) The Black Cat (1934) Werewolf of London (1935) The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) The Raven (1935) The Invisible Ray (1936) Dracula's Daughter (1936) Night Key (1937) Tower of London (1939) The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) Son of Frankenstein (1939) The Invisible Woman (1940) The Mummy's Hand (1940) The Invisible Man Returns (1940) Black Friday (1940) The Black Cat (1941) The Wolf Man (1941) Horror Island (1941) Man Made Monster (1941) Invisible Agent (1942) The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) The Mummy's Tomb (1942) Night Monster (1942) The Mystery of Marie Roget (1942) The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942) Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) The Mad Ghoul (1943) Phantom of the Opera (1943) Son of Dracula (1943) Calling Dr. Death (1943) Captive Wild Woman (1943) Weird Woman (1944) Dead Man's Eyes (1944) The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944) The Climax (1944) Jungle Woman (1944) House of Frankenstein (1944) The Mummy's Curse (1944) The Mummy's Ghost (1944) Strange Confession (1945) The Frozen Ghost (1945) Jungle Captive (1945) Pillow of Death (1945) House of Dracula (1945) She-Wolf of London (1946) The Brute Man (1946) The Spider Woman Strikes Back (1946) House of Horrors (1946) Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) The Strange Door (1951) Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951) The Black Castle (1952) Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953) It Came from Outer Space (1953) Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Cult of the Cobra (1955) Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955) This Island Earth (1955) Tarantula (1955) Revenge of the Creature (1955) Curucu, Beast of the Amazon (1956) The Mole People (1956) The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) The Deadly Mantis (1957) The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) The Monolith Monsters (1957) Monster on the Campus (1958) The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958) Curse of the Undead (1959) The Leech Woman (1960) Dark Intruder (1965) Mad Monster Party? (1967) Mad Mad Mad Monsters (1972) Young Frankenstein (1974) Dracula (1979) The Halloween That Almost Wasn't (1979) The Monster Squad (1987) Darkman (1990) Dracula (1992) Frankenstein (1994) Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) House of Frankenstein (miniseries) (1997) The Mummy (1999) Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999) Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000) The Mummy Returns (2001) Van Helsing (2004) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) House of the Wolf Man (2009) The Wolfman (2010) Frankenweenie (2012) Hotel Transylvania (2012) Dracula Untold (2014) Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) The Mummy (2017)

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