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The Invisible Man Returns is a american film of genre Drama directed by Phil Karlson released in USA on 12 january 1940 with Cedric Hardwicke

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

The Invisible Man Returns
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Released in USA 12 january 1940
Length 1h21
Directed by ,    
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Science fiction,    Thriller,    Horror
Rating64% 3.246623.246623.246623.246623.24662

The Invisible Man Returns is a 1940 American horror science fiction film from Universal. It was written as a sequel to the 1933 film The Invisible Man, which was based on the novel The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. The studio had signed a multi-picture contract with Wells, and they were hoping that this film would do as well as the first. It would be followed by the comedic The Invisible Woman later the same year.

The screen play for the film was written by Lester Cole and Curt Siodmak (as Kurt Siodmak). The film director was Joe May, who had previously directed The House of the Seven Gables. (May's native language was German, and he spoke little English.) The cast of the film included Vincent Price (in his first horror film role), Cecil Kellaway, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nan Grey, Alan Napier and John Sutton.

The film ran for 81 minutes in black-and-white with mono sound and holds an 89% at Rotten Tomatoes. The production ran slightly over budget, costing $270,000, but it returned good box office revenues. The special effects by John P. Fulton, Bernard B. Brown and William Hedgcock received an Oscar nomination in the category Best Special Effects.

In the chronology styled documentary, Ted Newson's 100 Years of Horror (1996), Price recalls that the undressing of the scarecrow scene took several hours to shoot, for only three minutes of on screen time. The transparent effect was done with black velvet covering the actor.

Synopsis

Sir Geoffrey Radcliffe (Vincent Price) is sentenced to death for the murder of his brother Michael, a crime he did not commit. Dr. Frank Griffin, the brother of the original invisible man (named John instead of Jack), injects the prisoner with an invisibility drug. As Radcliffe's execution nears, he suddenly vanishes from his cell. Detective Sampson (Cecil Kellaway) from the Scotland Yard guesses the truth while Radcliffe searches for the real murderer before the drug causes him to go insane.

Actors

Cedric Hardwicke

(Richard Cobb)
Vincent Price

(Geoffrey Radcliffe)
Nan Grey

(Helen Manson)
Cecil Kellaway

(Inspector Sampson)
Alan Napier

(Willie Spears)
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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) Mary Shelley's 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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