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Sunday, July 31, 2022

"The Invisible Woman" (1940)

I've had The Invisble Man Legacy Collection DVD box set (Universal Pictures) for about a year, but I had not viewed all of the movies in it.

Last evening, we watched The Invisible Woman (1940) for the first time.

From IMDb:

Eccentric Professor Gibbs, brilliant but impractical, invents an invisibility machine and advertises for a guinea pig. What he gets is Kitty Carroll, an attractive, adventurous model, who thinks being invisible would help her settle a few scores. Complications arise when three comic gangsters steal the machine to use on their boss. But they fail to reckon with the Revenge of the Invisible Woman!

I didn't expect a comedic take on invisibility (given the serious H. G. Wells-based The Invisible Man and its sequel The Invisible Man Returns), but we enjoyed it.

The movie starred Virginia Bruce in the title role and John Barrymore as Professor Gibbs. Shemp Howard appears as a comedic gangster. 

Some machinery in Prof. Gibbs's laboratory were very familiar as they were used in Universal's Frankenstein series.

My grade: A.

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