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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: The drugs I took seemed to light up my brain. Suddenly I realized the power I held, the power to rule, to make the world grovel at my feet.


The Invisible Man: [in an oily, menacing voice] There is no need to be afraid, Kemp. We are partners.


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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Facts about

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.
According to information given on TCM before the movie is shown, Claude Rains was also chosen for the role because he spoke with such clarity and could be easily understood. This was important since he was 'invisible' or his face was covered for almost the entire film.
Boris Karloff had been the studio's original choice for the role of the Invisible Man. He turned down the role because he would not be seen on screen until the end. Director James Whale wanted someone with more of an "intellectual" voice than Karloff. He selected Claude Rains after accidentally hearing Rains's screen test being played in another room. (Until this film, Rains had primarily been a stage actor. Although he had appeared in one silent movie in 1920, this was his first sound film.)
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The Invisible Man

Released 1933
Inducted 2008
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