A quirk of circumstance led to Claude Rains’ American film debut and his big break as a horror star after Karloff turned down the role of Dr. Griffin – H.G. Wells’ scientist turned spectral psychopath. Made invisible by an experimental drug – and helped along by some impressive matte work and trick photography from a team led by John P. Fulton – Rains conjures his considerable screen presence through voice alone.
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- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 70 mins
- Other features
- James Whale
- Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, WM Harrigan