Monday, November 11, 2013

THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS / Universal Pictures - 1940

It's Invisible Man Monday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's the 'sequel' to the 1933 classic that starred Claude Rains, this time Dungeon fave Vincent Price plays the man in the title role... He's baaaack!!

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip of the theme for us, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there on the invisible wall, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS!

Vinnie plays Geoffrey Radcliffe, framed for the murder of his brother. He has escaped execution with the help of his friend, Dr. Frank Griffin, who slipped him a full syringe of invisibleness. Here, he's made his way back to Helen Manson's place, where he can hide from the authorities who are frantically searching for him.

When I watched this flick on TV back in the fifties, I remember this scene the most. Dr. Griffin's bringing this guinea pig back to the world of the visible.

Love this shot!..

The copper makes an inquiry at Helen's place where he gets to meet Geoffrey face to bandage!

After he makes a call to headquarters, the cop comes back to find just a pile of clothes, oops!

This is a great part, Geoffrey plays some fantastic pranks on local shyster, Willie Spears, played by Alan Napier. We also remember Alan from CAT PEOPLE, HOUSE OF HORRORS, THE STRANGE DOOR, THE MOLE PEOPLE, ISLAND OF LOST WOMEN and PREMATURE BURIAL.

What a work of art!!

Dr. Griffin and Helen are concerned about the side effects of the invisibility formula and have a plan to prevent full dementia from setting in.

Geoffrey escapes and tracks down Richard Cobb, crooked mine boss, he ends up being dumped out of a coal car and gets deaded.

On the run and nearly insane, Geoffrey takes this scarecrow's clothes and heads back into town to find Dr. Griffin.

The doctor's new serum works and we finally get to see Vinnie's face!

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