We start this week with the Universal production of, The Invisible Man... Working in Dr. Cranley's laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley's daughter Flora worried about him. The scientist has taken a room at the nearby Lion's Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. Unfortunately, the drug he used has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous.
It stars Claude (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) Rains, Gloria (THE OLD DARK HOUSE) Stuart, William (FRANCIS COVERS THE BIG TOWN) Harrigan, Henry (DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY) Travers, Una (BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN) O'Connor and Forrester (THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS) Harvey.
A mysterious man (Griffin) shows up at The Lion's Head Inn, he wants a room... As he's taken to his room, the other people at the inn begin to try and figure out what's going on. Is this person a criminal running from the law, is he ill, etc.
Mrs. Hall takes some mustard up to the guest, unannounced, and sees something very weird that she cannot understand. Griffin had part of his face unwrapped when she popped in...
At the lab where Griffin works, Dr. Cranley speaks with his assistant, Dr. Kemp, and his daughter, Flora, about the absence of Griffiin. Has he taken one of his experiments too far?..
Some time has passed now and Griffin seems to be losing it. He pushes Mrs. Hall out of his room and causes her to spill her tray. She tells her hubby to tell him to leave, he's late on the rent and is acting like a maniac. He then tosses Mr. Hall down the stairs after getting upset!
So, a policeman and some locals go to Griffin's room to get some answers...
And boy do they get a big surprise!!
Invisible, Griffin leaves the inn and goes to Dr, Kemp's place and forces him to help. Griffin plans a few murders and has Kemp drive him around from place to place... Or, else!!
Flora, who loves Griffin, pays him a visit at Kemp's place and tries to talk some sense into him. But when the police arrive, all bets are off.
Griffin knows that Kemp ratted him out, so, the maniac chokes and ties up the frightened man. He then pushes the car off a cliff with Kemp inside! Jeez, Kemp was a totally innocent victim!
Anyway, a farmer finds Griffin asleep in his barn and calls the cops. They surround the barn and set it on fire. Griffin escapes but is shot by a gunman...
At the hospital, Dr. Cranley and Flora are at his bedside, he doesn't have much time left, he's been shot in the lungs but they cannot operate on an invisible man! And after he tells Flora of his folly, he passes away...
This was only Claude's second movie role! So, check back Wednesday for more, from The Dungeon!!..