The Invisible Man Returns

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The Invisible Man Returns

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This semi-sequel to The Invisible Man stars Vincent Price in the title role. Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Price begs doctor John Sutton to inject him with an invisibility serum. Sutton does so, even though he warns Price that the serum will very likely drive him insane.

Cast

Vincent Price
as Geoffrey Radcliffe
Nan Grey
as n Manson
Cedric Hardwicke
as Richard Cobb
John Sutton
as Dr. Frank Griffin
Cecil Kellaway
as Inspector Sampson
Alan Napier
as Willie Spears
Forrester Harvey
as Ben Jenkins
Harry Stubbs
as Constable Dukesbury
Harry Cording
as Shopworker
Edmund MacDonald
as Mineworker
Matthew Boulton
as Policeman
Bruce Lester
as Chaplain
Paul England
as Detective
Eric Wilton
as Fingerprint Man
Leyland Hodgson
as Chauffeur
Bruce Lister
as Chaplain
David Thursby
as Bob, a Warden
Jimmy Aubrey
as Plainclothesman
Louise Brien
as Griffin's Secretary
Frank S. Hagney
as Bill, a Policeman
Frank O'Connor
as Policeman at Colliery
Frank Hill
as Policeman attending Cobb
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Critic Reviews for The Invisible Man Returns

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Audience Reviews for The Invisible Man Returns

  • Nov 05, 2014
    A highly (special) effective sequel that smartly makes the main character more sympathetic, this Return to the series works even when the acting's wonky. Not so much a direct sequel as a side-quel, this follow-up simply takes the concept and runs with it. Once again, we have an invisible protagonist who descends into murderous rage. Set on repeat, the story fails to offer the same punch. Also, the Wow factor upon seeing the effects for the first time is gone. After seeing the original, after all, your dropped jaw hopefully recoiled back to a closed position. Still, they effects still used to great, uh, effect and the action proves rousing enough to keep moviegoers vested in the leftovers. In this unrated continuation of the Universal series, the owner of a coal mining operation (Vincent Price), falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness. Part Two boasts an early starring turn by Vincent Price...although boasts is probably the wrong word. As a wrongly imprisoned man using the invisibility serum in trying to clear his name, the actor often too arch as the madness sets in. Still, the SFX team steps up their game from the first film and offer some truly thrilling moments. Bottom line: See Through Mire
    Jeff B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2011
    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 r Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    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
  • Mar 21, 2009
    never reaches the heights of whale's film and vincent price is too hammy
    Stella D Super Reviewer

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