Shown with Short:
Ad: "Invisible and Deadly!
Ad: "THE MOST AMAZING PICTURE OF THE YEAR! He's Invisible! He's Deadly!"
Ad: " WARNING! Joey Faust, escaped convict, THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN, has vowed to "appear" invisibly IN PERSON at every performance of this picture!"
Plot: A mad scientist makes a crook invisible so he can steal radioactive material, but he would rather rob banks instead.
Exec: Robert L. Madden and John Miller
Laura Matson / Marguerite Chapman (Flight to Mars; Man Bait)
Trivia: Both this film and Beyond the Time Barrier were filmed concurrently and sometimes at the same location...the site of the 1959 Texas State Fair in Dallas. Director EDGAR G. ULMER (1904-1972) was one of the few filmmakers who purposely decided to make B-pictures, even when he had chances to make A-films. After the Austrian assisted the great filmmaker Murnau in Germany, Ulmer started in Hollywood as an art director. In 1933, he directed his first three films: Damaged Lives; Mr. Broadway; and The Black Cat, an amazing atmospheric movie for Universal, starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Ulmer refused to do his next assignment, a Shirley Temple film, was fired, and from then on worked on projects independently...a rarity during the height of the studio system. After doing some ethnic films (Yiddish, Ukranian and for African-Americans, like 1939's Moon over Harlem) with small budgets, in the 1940's he did four highly successful low-budget movies for low-budget PRC Studios: Bluebeard (with John Carradine); Strange Illusion; a modern-dress version of Hamlet; and Detour. Among his later 128 movies are: 1947-Carnegie Hall; 1948-Ruthless (starring Zachary Scott and Sydney Greenstreet); 1951-The Man from Planet X; 1957-The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll; 1960-Hannibal; 1962-Atlantis, the Lost Kingdom; and 1965-The Cavern.
Last Updated: 6/26/1999
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