Vintage Lab Week: The Invisible Man
H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man made it to the screen in 1933. Today may I introduce you to Professor Griffin (Claude Rains), the Mad Scientist behind the bandages? Don’t mind the hair plugs and rubber nose. At least there is a small travelling test lab to set the scene.
Something is missing! Must be a good sized Mad Lab!
His fiancee (why must the beautiful, intelligent ladies always take the back seat to this madness?) and her father may have what it takes to cure him. (Gloria Stuart, Henry Travers)
He is rather dashing in his robe and glasses, but bear in mind, when you cannot see him he is running around in the altogether!
For further viewing, in 1940 the Invisible Man Returns, and we then meet The Invisible Woman; in 1944 we have The Invisible Agent and Invisible Man’s Revenge–a string of increasingly silly attempts to have fun with an invisible character built on the foundation of Claude Rain’s tragic character.