The Invisible Man Returns (1940)




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A semi-sequel to the 1933 Universal horror masterwork The Invisible Man, The Invisible Man Returns stars Vincent Price in the title role. Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Price begs doctor John Sutton to inject him with the invisibility serum invented by Claude Rains in the first film. Sutton does so, even though he warns Price that the serum will very likely drive him insane. Sir Cedric Hardwicke co-stars as the genuine murderer, a colliery owner who framed Price. Though his behavior … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Curt Siodmak, Lester Cole, Cecil Belfrage
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On DVD: Mar 15, 2005

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as Policeman

as Chaplain

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as Bob, a Warden

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Critic Reviews for The Invisible Man Returns

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mostly forgettable story that employs a relative of the original transparent dude. Yes, taking the potion can make you insane. Been there, done that.

Full Review… | October 26, 2014
Movie Chambers

Lots of fun

August 26, 2005
Kalamazoo Gazette

Fun Universal programmer, original is of course better

October 24, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for The Invisible Man Returns

The Invisible Man Returns is a strong follow-up to The Invisible Man. The film is also the best sequel to the original horror classic. Starring Vincent Price as Geoffrey Radcliffe. This is the best sequel of the series, and I thought it was a terrific, well constructed horror film. This film is wonderful because of the acting that Vincent Price displays on-screen. The film boasts stunning special effects, just like the other films. Except, this film has a lot more substance to its material. Vincent Price handles his role very well, and he definitely displays his talents as an actor here. I thought that the story was the best since the original, and it is the only sequel has a tense atmosphere. The Invisible Mann Returns is a tale revenge and romance mixed with horror of course. The film is entertaining, and the cast do a great job in their roles. The Invisible Man Returns is a good entry and is quite entertaining. If you've enjoyed this film, you'll most likely enjoy this sequel. As far as sequels are concerned, The Invisible Man Returns is a good enough sequel, and has a good plot with great special effects and of course the talent of its lead, Vincent Price. I enjoyed this film, and thought it had a great mix of everything that makes a good sequel. The plot is good, and the actors really deliver something special here. This is the best sequel in the series as it's more serious than the other films that came after it. The only sequel that comes close is The Invisible Man's Revenge.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

This sequel has a boring sequel story, but it is worth watching for an early performance, mostly voice, from Vincent Price.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

never reaches the heights of whale's film and vincent price is too hammy

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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