The Invisible Ray


The Invisible Ray

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The Invisible Ray a science fiction/horror film directed by Lambert Hilyer is notable chiefly for its ground-breaking special effects by John P. Fulton, who also did the effects for The Invisible Man series. Dr. Janos Rukh (Boris Karloff) using space and time travel, and aided by fellow scientist Felix Benet (Bela Lugosi) searches for a meteor which contains "Radium X," a substance more powerful than radium. Rukh is contaminated by the radiation and kills whoever he touches. Despite a short-term antidote, Rukh finds himself slowly going mad and has paranoid delusions that others are plotting against him, with deadly results. While the story and acting in this somewhat dated horror film are just average, the special effects are outstanding and should be seen by any fan of the genre.


Boris Karloff
as Dr. Janos Rukh
Bela Lugosi
as Dr. Felix Benet
Frances Drake
as Diane Rukh
Frank Lawton
as Ronald Drake
Walter Kingsford
as Sir Francis Stevens
Beulah Bondi
as Lady Arabella Stevens
Georges Renavent
as Chief of Surete
Frank Reicher
as Prof. Meiklejohn
Paul Weigel
as Monsieur Noyer
Adele St. Maur
as Mme. Noyer
Daniel Haines
as Headsman
Ynez Seabury
as Celeste
Winter Hall
as Minister
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Critic Reviews for The Invisible Ray

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Audience Reviews for The Invisible Ray

  • Jan 30, 2011
    An OK movie but I really didn't start getting into it until Karloff started suffering from the effects of the radiation poisoning
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2008
    Interesting story and I loved Lugosi as Karloff's sidekick. Karloff's sidekick? FUCK YOU!
    cody f Super Reviewer

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