The Invisible Woman (1940) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by A. Edward Sutherland .
The Invisible Woman (1940)on Oct 13, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film
Originally published October 22nd, 2015 You’d be hard pressed figuring out how Hollywood went from the rather serious minded Invisible Man series of films, starring Claude Rains, to the romantic comedy that is The Invisible Woman. Its jovial air and flippant treatment of science creates the tr... Read full article
The Invisible Woman (1940)on Oct 22, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film
You’d be hard pressed figuring out how Hollywood went from the rather serious minded Invisible Man series of films, starring Claude Rains, to the romantic comedy that is The Invisible Woman. Its jovial air and flippant treatment of science creates the troubling aura that female based horror/sc... Read full article
31 Days of Oscar: The Invisible Woman (1940)By Bernardo Villela on Feb 4, 2015 From The Movie Rat
Introduction Whatever I do manage to see this year during 31 Days of Oscar will be covered in a wrap-up post. In the meantime, those films that previously got buried in conglomerated posts will get their own due here. In the wrap-up I will continue the tradition of attempting to see 31 new-to-me Fil... Read full article
The Invisible Woman (1940) with Virginia BruceBy Greg Orypeck on Aug 22, 2014 From Classic Film Freak
Share This!?If more women were invisible, life would be much less complicated.?? Professor Gibbs The 1940 Universal movie The Invisible Womanis an obvious sequel of sorts to The Invisible Man, made seven years earlier by the same studio, and starring the great Claude Rains, who almost single-handed ... Read full article
Classic Films in Focus: THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (1940)By Jennifer Garlen on Apr 4, 2014 From Virtual Virago
Unlike the earlier invisible man movies, The Invisible Woman (1940) leaps right out of the horror genre and lands in screwball comedy, with the feisty Virginia Bruce leading a cast of particularly eccentric characters on a merry romp through mischief and romance. The tonal shift might disconcert tho... Read full article
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George: Invisible women! These days you can't believe your own eyes, even if you don't see anything.
Kitty Carroll: [to Prof. Gibbs] I've got to be visible.
Richard Russell: [to Prof. Gibbs] Think of my suspense.
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Despite the lightweight nature of the film, it was budgeted at $300,000.00, (about twice the amount of a typical Universal B-feature of the time) making it one of the studio's most expensive productions for 1940.
Margaret Sullavan, who owed Universal one picture on an old contract, was originally assigned the starring role. With more attractive roles being floated her way, she balked at appearing in the film, feeling it was beneath her. When she failed to appear for the rehearsals, the studio slapped her with a restraining order preventing her from working anywhere. Eventually she agreed to fulfill her contract by appearing in Back Street and Virginia Bruce stepped into the role.
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