IT'S A Ghost-to-Ghost HOOK-UP tonight on Svengoolie.

The Invisible Woman
1940 | B&W | 72 Minutes | 1.37:1 | NR | Comedy | Mono | Universal

A. Edward Sutherland

Curt Siodmak
Joe May

Virginia Bruce
John Barrymore 
John Howard
Margaret Hamilton
Shemp Howard
Charles Lane

Eccentric Professor Gibbs, brilliant but impractical, invents an invisibility machine and advertises for a guinea pig. What he gets is Kitty Carroll, an attractive, adventurous model, who thinks being invisible would help her settle a few scores. Complications arise when three comic gangsters steal the machine to use on their boss. But they fail to reckon with the Revenge of the Invisible Woman!

Still in reruns this month on Sven. This was a fun little romatic comedy with a nice little cast. Worth a look if you have never seen this before.

Despite the lightweight nature of the film, it was budgeted at $300,000.00, (about twice the amount of a typical Universal B-feature of the time) making it one of the studio's most expensive productions for 1940.


  1. Thanks again on the Liebster Award... Having to ro-do all my notes... (Lost original acceptance notes)...

  2. I watched this last Saturday! It was a cute, lighthearted movie. It was interesting to learn about how the invisiblity look was achieved back then. Overall, I think the effects were amazingly well done for the movie having being made in 1940! There was one moment when I saw the girl's actual arm while she was "invisible" though. :) It was fun to see John Barrymore as the goofy professor too!


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