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!

Claude & Gloria

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.

4 Responses to “Vintage Lab Week: The Invisible Man”

  1. Reblogged this on drndark.

  2. You are killing me dear sir! This is one of the others I have not seen! I have to wonder, was your favorite subject chemistry or biology?

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      I think my love of science may have sparked Fritz’s memory of all these great scenes (many of which he already had still frames saved). Once he learned of my obsession with vintage/antique labs, he was quick to seek out tons of images to feed my eyes! Oh, and when things calm down a bit I WILL make you a Netflix list with a bunch of these classics on it.

    • 13hearseman13 Says:

      What she said. It’s neat when something you always appreciated aesthetically is also a favourite with your best friends…

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