A snippet from the 1933 Universal production of “The Invisible Man.” Note: The Universal and/or latter Realart (re-issue) theatrical trailers are unavailable on YouTube and/or any other online video platform as of this writing. –C.H.
Adapted from H.G. Wells’ sci-fi thriller novel, the 1933 Universal monster/sci-fi masterpiece adaptation of “The Invisible Man” was directed by veteran Universal director James Whale. Whale was known for his numerous landmark classic mammoth Universal monster screen masterpieces throughout his screen career, including “Frankenstein” (1931, with Boris Karloff) and “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935, with Elsa Lanchester and Karloff). The screenplay adaptation was written by veteran screenwriter R.C. Sherriff, along with uncredited screenplay material by Philip Wylie and young Preston Sturges (Sturges went onto greater fame directing comedies for Paramount throughout the 1940s). “The Invisible Man” (1933) was produced by studio executive/producer Carl Laemmle Jr., son of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle.
This will mark Sven’s sixth big coast-to-coast broadcast of “The Invisible Man” (1933) on Me-TV. He previously showcased James Whale’s 1933 classic Universal monster/sci-fi masterpiece back in June 2011*, May 2013, March 2014, July 2015 and March 2016.
Who was in “The Invisible Man” (1933)?
The players who appeared in James Whale’s 1933 landmark Universal monster/sci-fi adaptation of H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man” were Claude Rains (as Dr. Jack Griffin/the “Invisible Man”), Gloria Stuart (as Flora Cranley), Henry Travers (as Dr. Cranley), Una O’Connor (as Jenny Hall), Forrester Harvey (sa Herbert Hall), William Harrigan (as Dr. Arthur Kemp), Holmes Herbert (as the police chief), Dudley Digges (as the chief detective), E.E. Clive (as constable Jaffers), Merle Tottenham (as Millie), Harry Stubbs (as Inspector Bird), Donald Stuart (as Inspector Lane), supporting Universal horror veteran Dwight Frye (in an uncredited role as a reporter), young John Carradine (in an uncredited role as an informer) and young Walter Brennan (in an uncredited role as a bicycle owner).