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  • The Invisible Man (1933)

    I remember my dad telling me about this film when I was around 8. That made me want to see it, but it was years until I did.

    Invisibility was one of those things that fascinated a boy such as me. Aged 12, I went to the fair. and there was a tent advertising an invisible man - not the film, of course. I paid my shilling and went in. There was nobody there - I'd been swizzed. No, I'm joking. They had some excellent optical illusion that made me think the man demonstrating it had gone invisible.

    Actually, I didn't get round to watching the film until about a month ago.

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    Here is Claude Rains, star of the film, swathed in bandages to make himself visible. He is an evil fellow, a mad scientist, who causes mayhem while invisible. I didn't much care for the plot, which was really just 'hunt the villain', but the special effects will have entertained the punters, back in the day.

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    • #3
      The actress Gloria Stuart plays the invisible man's fiancée. She was a glamorous lady, but rather hammy in the film, in the style of the day. Amazingly, she also appeared in the 1997 film 'Titanic'. She died in 2010 aged 100.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloria_Stuart

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      • #4
        The film also stars Una O'Connor as the barmaid. She is comically frightened by the invisible man, who takes a room in the pub (inn). I recognised her immediately from 'The Bride of Frankenstein', in which she plays a comically frightened woman who bumps into Frankenstein's monster. Instead of attacking her, the monster just stares at her as if to say, "Yes?!" She screams and runs away.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Una_O%27Connor_(actress)

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        • #5
          I haven't seen the recent modern version of the film, nor have I read the original novel by H G Wells. He also wrote The Island of Doctor Moreau.

          See: https://www.britmovie.co.uk/forum/ma...-doctor-moreau

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          • #6
            Originally posted by garth View Post
            I remember my dad telling me about this film when I was around 8. That made me want to see it, but it was years until I did.
            Wanting to see The Invisible Man?

            There's something wrong there somewhere

            Steve

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Crook View Post

              Wanting to see The Invisible Man?

              There's something wrong there somewhere

              Steve
              Yes. Where was Mr Spock to tell me 'Illogical, Garth!'

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              • #8
                Is that the version where he runs across snow and his invisible bare feet leave shoe prints ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ps68060 View Post
                  Is that the version where he runs across snow and his invisible bare feet leave shoe prints ?
                  That's the one.

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                  • #10
                    Gloria Stuart plays the invisible man's fiancée. You can see her in this clip. Many years later, she appeared in Titanic (1997).

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