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Throwback Thursday: The Invisible Man (1933)

Movie poster for The Invisible Man (1933) featuring a scientist mixing liquids, the invisible man wrapped in bandages, and other main characters

This week back in 1933, Universal bought us The Invisible Man.

This was my first ever introduction to Universal Monsters! When I saw the date that this was released, I just knew I had to review it. Thankfully Ebay had a copy and it arrived just in time!

I smiled through the whole film. There was just something so lovely about this old black and white classic. The characters, the acting, the story. Una O'Connor, who played Jenny the Innkeeper, was a hoot! Everything was just so lovely! I honestly can't believe how good the effects are for the age of the film. There are parts where you can see string, but to show the man as invisible in the 1930's, honestly blew me away!

The plot of the film was fun: a scientist who concocts a drug that makes him invisible, but sends him a little crazy too! Although we never really see the actor Claude Rains, who plays the Invisible Man, he does a wonderful job in his role as a mad scientist and portrays his emotions well through his voice and crazy laugh!

The love interest Flora, played by Gloria Stuart (who you will all know as elderly Rose in Titanic), is simply stunning!

I certainly preferred the first half of the film to the latter, but I couldn't keep the smile off my face throughout. Will I watch it again? I'm not sure, but I'm sure glad I have seen it and now have it as part of my collection. 

Now I'm off to check out some more Universal Monster movies!!

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