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The Invisible Man (1933) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by James Whale and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..

The Invisible Man was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.

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Silver Screen Standards: The Invisible Man (1933)

By Jennifer Garlen on Aug 11, 2020 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Silver Screen Standards: The Invisible Man (1933) With a new film inspired by the H.G. Wells story having arrived earlier this year, it seems like a great time to revisit the original movie adaptation of The Invisible Man, which made its first appearance back in 1933 and helped to build the horro... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #19: The Invisible Man (1933) and The Wolfman (1941)

By Carol Martinheira on Oct 9, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #19: The Invisible Man (1933) and The Wolfman (1941) On October 9, 2018October 9, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Horror is fascinating. Horror characters are fascinating. Whether they’re human, or monsters in the classic sense, the many complexities th... Read full article


The Invisible Man (1933)

on Oct 10, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published April 17th, 2012 I am shocked and astounded at the recent spike in readers this blog has found. ?For the last three days we’ve consistently cracked 100 hits which is a bit feat for me (watch the numbers plunge as soon as I hit “publish”). ?Today’s review ... Read full article


Vincent Price Disappears...in The Invisible Man Returns

By Rick29 on Oct 15, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

While James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein is widely regarded as a masterpiece, I'm always surprised that his adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Invisible Man (1933) remains largely overlooked. Personally, I may even prefer it over Bride, given its striking visuals and Claude Rains' standout performance (... Read full article


One year, one film: 1933 – The Invisible Man

By Lindsey on May 17, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

One year, one film: 1933 The film: The Invisible Man, dir. James Whale starring Claude Rains Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE (Image via Never Enough Films) The Invisible Man, based on an H. G. Wells fantasy tale, tells the story of a scientist who turns himself invisible in an ... Read full article


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Quotes from

The Invisible Man: All right, you fools. You've brought it on yourselves! Everything would have come right if you'd only left me alone. You've driven me near madness with your peering through the keyholes and gaping through the curtains. And now you'll suffer for it! You're crazy to know who I am, aren't you? All right! I'll show you! Here's one for you, and one for you. I'll show you who I am and what I am.


The Invisible Man: [to Kemp] I shall kill you even if you hide in the deepest cave of the Earth. At ten o'clock tomorrow night, I will kill you!


Dr. Kemp: 10 o'clock. 10 o'clock, he wanted to murder me!
The Invisible Man: I think this will do nicely, Kemp. We'll stop here. It's 10 o'clock. I came with you to keep my promise.


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When screenwriter R.C. Sherriff came to Hollywood to write The Invisible Man, he asked the staff at Universal for a copy of the H.G. Wells novel he was supposed to be adapting. They didn't have one; all they had were 14 "treatments" done by previous writers on the project, including one set in Czarist Russia and one set on Mars. Sherriff eventually found a copy of the novel in a secondhand bookstore, read it, thought it would make an excellent picture as it stood, and wrote a script that (unlike the Universal versions of Dracula and Frankenstein) was a closer adaptation of the book.
On the DVD short documentary, Claude Rains' daughter tells of a time when the two went to see this movie in the theater years after it was made. It was bitterly cold and his face was completely covered by a hat and scarf. When he spoke to ask for the tickets, the attendant immediately recognized his voice and wanted to let them in for free. Rains was quite upset at this and demanded that he pay full price.
Although the actor under the bandages was usually Claude Rains, particularly in the sequence set at the inn, often it was a double. You can tell him apart from the real Claude Rains because he is taller and has aquiline features, with a nose so prominent that it is visible even through the bandages. Rains's dialogue was all pre- or post-recorded and dubbed onto the soundtrack.
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The Invisible Man

Released 1933
Inducted 2008
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