|The Invisible Man|
The Invisible Man movie poster
|Directed by||James Whale|
|Produced by||Carl Laemmle Jr. James Whale ( July 22, 1889 – May 29, 1957) was a British born Film director, best known for his work in the|
|Written by||H. G. Wells (novel}|
R. C. Sherriff (screenplay)
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||November 13, 1933 U. Robert Cedric Sherriff ( 6 June 1896 &ndash 13 November 1975) was an English Playwright and Scriptwriter, best William Claude Rains (10 November &ndash30 May) was an English award-winning Actor and Film star whose career spanned 47 years Gloria Frances Stewart, also known as Gloria Stuart (born July 4, 1910 in Santa Monica California) is an American actress William Harrigan (born 1894 died 1966 was an American Actor who played standard roles in Hollywood during the thirties and forties Henry Travers ( March 5, 1874 &ndash October 18, 1965) was an English Actor. Una O'Connor ( 23 October, 1880 &ndash 4 February, 1959) was an Irish actress who worked Dudley Digges ( June 9, 1879 &ndash October 24, 1947) was an Irish character actor on stage and in Motion pictures. Forrester Harvey ( 27 June, 1884 &ndash 14 December, 1945) was an Irish -born film actor Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Events 1002 - English king Ethelred orders the killing of all Danes in England, known today as the St Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. S. release|
|Running time||71 min|
|Followed by||The Invisible Man Returns (1940)|
The Invisible Man is a film produced by Universal Pictures in 1933 and directed by James Whale. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The Invisible Man Returns was a 1940 horror Science fiction film from Universal Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Events British Film Institute founded March 2 - King Kong premieres in New York City. James Whale ( July 22, 1889 – May 29, 1957) was a British born Film director, best known for his work in the The movie was based on H. G. Wells' science fiction novel The Invisible Man. Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 &ndash 13 August 1946 He was an outspoken socialist and a pacifist, his later works becoming increasingly political Not to be confused with Invisible Man, a novel written by Ralph Waldo Ellison
It is considered one of the great Universal Horror films of the 1930s, and spawned a number of sequels, plus many spinoffs using the idea of an "invisible man" that were largely unrelated to Wells' original story. Universal Horror is the name given to the distinctive series of Horror films made by Universal Studios in California The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. In his first American screen appearance, Claude Rains portrayed the Invisible Man (Dr. William Claude Rains (10 November &ndash30 May) was an English award-winning Actor and Film star whose career spanned 47 years Jack Griffin) mostly only as a disembodied voice. Rains is only shown clearly for a brief time at the end of the film, spending most of his on-screen time covered by bandages. The film also starred Gloria Stuart. Gloria Frances Stewart, also known as Gloria Stuart (born July 4, 1910 in Santa Monica California) is an American actress
The main characters include:
The film opens with a mysterious stranger, his face swathed in bandages and his eyes obscured by dark spectacles, taking a room at an inn at the English village of Iping (in Sussex). Iping is a village in the Chichester district of West Sussex, England. Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Never leaving his quarters, the stranger demands that the staff leave him completely alone. However, his dark secret is slowly revealed to his suspicious landlady and the villagers: he is an invisible man. When the innkeeper (Forrester Harvey) and his semi-hysterical wife (Una O'Connor) tell him to leave after he makes a huge mess in the parlor and drives away the other patrons, he tears off the bandages, laughing maniacally, and throws the innkeeper down the stairs. Forrester Harvey ( 27 June, 1884 &ndash 14 December, 1945) was an Irish -born film actor Una O'Connor ( 23 October, 1880 &ndash 4 February, 1959) was an Irish actress who worked He takes off the rest of his clothes, rendering himself completely invisible, and tries to strangle a police officer.
The invisible stranger is revealed as Dr. Jack Griffin, a scientist, who has discovered the secret of invisibility while conducting a series of tests with a strange new drug called monocane. He returns to the laboratory of his mentor, Dr. Cranley (Henry Travers), where he reveals his secret to one-time partner Dr. Henry Travers ( March 5, 1874 &ndash October 18, 1965) was an English Actor. Kemp (William Harrigan) and fiancee Flora Cranley (Gloria Stuart). William Harrigan (born 1894 died 1966 was an American Actor who played standard roles in Hollywood during the thirties and forties Gloria Frances Stewart, also known as Gloria Stuart (born July 4, 1910 in Santa Monica California) is an American actress A drug called monocane has rendered Griffin's entire body undetectable to the human eye; alas, it also has the side-effect of driving Griffin insane. Cranley has investigated and discovered a single note about monocane (Griffin has burnt all his other papers to cover his tracks) in a now empty cupboard in Griffin's empty laboratory, so he realizes that Griffin has recently used it. On the evening of his escape from the inn, Griffin turns up in Kemp's living room and imprisons him in his own house. He forces Kemp to be his partner, and together they go back to the inn where Griffin stayed and retrieve his notebooks on the invisibility process. While there, he picks up a wooden stool and cracks the police officer over the head, killing him.
Kemp calls Cranley, asking for help, and then secretly calls the police. Flora comes to him and they talk for only a minute, until the police show up. Their conversation reveals that the two are completely devoted to each other, and she is as infatuated with him as he her. In Flora's presence, Griffin becomes more placid, and calls her "darling". He rants about power, but when he realises Kemp betrayed him to the police through the window, his first reaction is getting Flora to flee, and out of danger. She begs to let her stay, but he says softly, "The only thing you can do is get out of here. Then they can't hurt you. Go, my darling. " After promising Kemp that at 10:00 PM the next night he will murder him, Griffin escapes again and a reign of terror ensues, the Invisible Man running down the streets killing, robbing, and reciting nursery rhymes in a malicious voice. The police offer a monetary award for anyone who can think of a way to catch the Invisible Man.
They disguise Kemp as a police officer and lead him away from his house to protect him, but Griffin has been following them all along. He forces Kemp into the front seat of his car with his hands tied and releases the emergency brake. The car rolls down a steep hill, over a cliff, and explodes.
Finally, after derailing a train and throwing off a cliff two men who are searching for him with the police as volunteers, Griffin rests in a barn. Alerted by the farmer, the police set fire to the barn. When Griffin comes out, the police sight his footprints in the snow and open fire, mortally wounding him. Griffin is taken to hospital where, on his deathbed, he admits to Flora that he has tampered with a type of science that was meant to be left alone. The effects of the monocane wear off the moment he dies, and he becomes visible once again.
* Opening credits bill Claude Rains as 'Claude Rains (The Invisible One. )', while closing credits bill him as 'Claude Rains (The Invisible Man. )'
† Not credited on-screen.
Although the film is sometimes hailed for its fidelity to H. G. Wells' novel, it changes many aspects. The story is updated to 1933, rather than taking place in the 1890s. Griffin does not have a fiancee in the novel, there is no Dr. Cranley, and Griffin does not kill Kemp. (In fact, in the book, it is Kemp who pronounces Griffin dead at the end. ) Kemp is neither an old friend nor an old partner of Griffin's in the novel, just an acquaintance. Most important, Griffin does not use monocane to make himself invisible in the book, but instead another unnamed formula, and it is strongly hinted in the novel that Griffin was already mad long before he ever made himself invisible. The film portrays Griffin much more sympathetically than the novel, in which Kemp describes Griffin as "inhuman" to the police. In the film, he is shown regretting what he has done to Flora; Griffin shows no such regrets in the novel.
The film is known for its groundbreaking and clever use of visual effects. When the Invisible Man had no clothes on, the effect was achieved through wires and the like, but when he had some of his clothes on or was taking his clothes off, the effect was achieved by shooting Claude Rains in a completely black velvet suit against a black velvet background and then combining this shot with another shot of the location the scene took place in using a matte process. Velvet is a type of tufted fabric in which the cut threads are very evenly distributed with a short dense pile giving it a distinct feel For the technique of creating backgrounds see Matte painting. Claude Rains was claustrophobic and it was hard to breathe through the suit. Claustrophobia (from Greek κλειστο closed is the fear of enclosed spaces Consequently, the role was especially difficult for him. 
Monocane the fictional drug in the 1933 film The Invisible Man. Fiction is the telling of stories which are not real More specifically fiction is an imaginative form of Narrative, one of the four basic Rhetorical modes. Medication, also referred to as medicine, can be loosely defined as any substance intended for use in the diagnosis cure mitigation treatment or prevention of disease Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Not to be confused with Invisible Man, a novel written by Ralph Waldo Ellison In that film's sequel, The Invisible Man Returns, its name is changed to Duocane. A sequel is a work in Literature, Film, or other media that portrays events following those of a previous work The Invisible Man Returns was a 1940 horror Science fiction film from Universal
Described by Dr. Cranley as "terrible", monocane was an obscure Indian drug with powerful bleaching properties. The Invisible Man is a 1933 Horror film based on H G Wells ' Science fiction novel The Invisible Man, published India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country A bleach is a Chemical that removes color or whitens often via Oxidation. German scientists experimenting with it tried it on a dog, turning the animal dead white and driving it mad. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. A scientist, in the broadest sense refers to any person that engages in a systematic activity to acquire Knowledge or an individual that engages in such practices The dog ( Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated Subspecies of the gray wolf, a Mammal of the Canidae family of the order Monocane was used by Dr. Jack Griffin as a key ingredient in his invisibility formula (something he did without knowing about monocane's side-effects). Griffin is a Fictional character, the Eponym of HG Wells 's science fiction novel The Invisible Man, first published in 1897 Years later, Griffin's brother Frank used the drug in his experiments as well.
In homage to the signifcance of the film The Invisible Man, monocane has a continuing use as a nearly undetectable poison in made-for-TV dramas.
In 2004, Universal released six legacy collections that included some of their best horror films. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Here is a list of the films included in The Invisible Man Legacy Collection.
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