The Invisible Woman (1941)

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June 9th, 2018, 7:04 pm #101

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June 9th, 2018, 7:31 pm #102

I think REVENGE is the best of the Invisible Man sequels.
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June 9th, 2018, 8:41 pm #103

I never watched much of it. I took a dislike to it early.on
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June 9th, 2018, 9:21 pm #104

blackbiped wrote: I think REVENGE is the best of the Invisible Man sequels.
I've always been puzzled by all the opprobrium fired at it. I guess the problem with a lot of people is that there's no one to root for. That doesn't bother me.
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June 10th, 2018, 6:23 pm #105



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June 11th, 2018, 2:09 am #106

While the 1933 original is a great film (and, obviously, my favorite), 
I like all of The Invisible Man sequels. 
All are great fun and each offers something a bit different --
Even Abbott & Costello Meet The Invisible Man is above average.
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June 12th, 2018, 11:04 am #107

TomWeaver999 wrote: The invisible woman movie nobody ever talks about, Warners' THE BODY DISAPPEARS (1941) with Jeffrey Lynn and Jane Wyman going invisible. Funnier than INVISIBLE WOMAN, and its effects are as good or better than INVISIBLE WOMAN's Oscar-nominated ones, IMHO.
Unfortunately, not available on video. I'd like to check it out, but I don't have satellite or cable (by choice) and so am unlikely to get the chance.
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June 12th, 2018, 11:37 am #108

Dick wrote:
TomWeaver999 wrote: The invisible woman movie nobody ever talks about, Warners' THE BODY DISAPPEARS (1941) with Jeffrey Lynn and Jane Wyman going invisible. Funnier than INVISIBLE WOMAN, and its effects are as good or better than INVISIBLE WOMAN's Oscar-nominated ones, IMHO.
Unfortunately, not available on video. I'd like to check it out, but I don't have satellite or cable (by choice) and so am unlikely to get the chance.
It is on Veoh. It is like YouTube. I looked at the beginning. I'll watch the rest later. Looks like it could be good. I saw Dennis the Menace's father and Perry White in the first couple of minutes.
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June 12th, 2018, 1:28 pm #109

Another invisible woman comedy is GILDERSLEEVE`S GHOST. It, too, has excellent effects. And I like it by leaps and bounds over THE INVISIBLE WOMAN. 
  
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June 12th, 2018, 1:34 pm #110

I'll try to check that out.
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June 13th, 2018, 1:42 am #111

I'd agree that THE BODY DISAPPEARS is better than THE INVISIBLE WOMAN.

Then again, most things in life, movie or otherwise, are considerably better than THE INVISIBLE WOMAN.
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June 13th, 2018, 3:31 pm #112

Yes, I see what you mean, Rick. Just the other day I was thinking about how much more pleasant gallbladder surgery is than watching The Invisible Woman.
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June 13th, 2018, 6:04 pm #113

Monsterpal wrote: Yes, I see what you mean, Rick. Just the other day I was thinking about how much more pleasant gallbladder surgery is than watching The Invisible Woman.
Dear pal,

Is this observation valid in that a person is in the same condition of sedation or sleep during both experiences?

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June 13th, 2018, 6:15 pm #114

Monsterpal wrote: Yes, I see what you mean, Rick. Just the other day I was thinking about how much more pleasant gallbladder surgery is than watching The Invisible Woman.
If you had suggested this of SHE-WOLF OF LONDON I might have agreed ( on a really bad day ) but not THE INVISIBLE WOMAN.  TIW has it's faults, to be sure, but it's not THAT bad.

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June 13th, 2018, 6:40 pm #115

Monsterpal was being ironic.
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June 13th, 2018, 8:16 pm #116

I was punctuating his irony

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June 13th, 2018, 8:47 pm #117

It's better to be punctuated than punctured.
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June 14th, 2018, 12:12 am #118

I can't speak to that, MP, never having had gallbladder surgery. It sounds bad, but who knows? Maybe it's actually a champagne fizz of delight. Should I ever experience such, I'll letcha know.

Certainly SHE-WOLF OF LONDON is a much less pleasant experience than THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, but that's not much of a compliment. Kind of a backhanded, left-handed, empty-handed compliment. 

There's stuff to commend in IW, such as Fulton's effects, a good cast, and... uhhh....

My big problems with it are (1) it's a comedy but not funny, and (2) poor John Barrymore. He was famously on the downward slide, and speeding his descent every moment. His last few movies -- probably everything after MIDNIGHT -- are embarrassing. In each of them, he's so plainly, so obviously, so undisguisedly reading cue cards that I find it downright painful to watch. And I think the card-reading is probably at its very worst in either THE INVISIBLE WOMAN or PLAYMATES, his last movie. Just a horrible thing to see. For me, anyway.

Then again, I first saw THE INVISIBLE WOMAN on TV two or three times when I was around eleven or twelve, and I didn't find it amusing then either, and Barrymore meant very little to me in those days.
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June 14th, 2018, 12:41 am #119

My plan renews tomorrow when I'll have full speed. I am going to watch the Jane Wyman one, Gildersleeve's Ghost, then IW once again, and declare the winner. I suspect they will all rank below the Topper movies.
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June 14th, 2018, 1:14 pm #120

I can't speak about gall bladder surgery, but in 1995 I had a kidney taken out (they were looking at the intestines for something else).  The surgery wasn't too bad-I was asleep-but waking up was bad.  I'd rather watch a double feature of TIW and SWOL FOR 24 hrs than do that again.
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