Fellow Svengoolie SvenPals from coast-to-coast will be excited about his upcoming showcase of a 1940 Universal Studios feature with comedy, romance and science fiction!
“Svengoolie” presents: “The Invisible Woman” (1940)
Universal Studios theatrical trailer for “The Invisible Woman” (1940). The copy that you are seeing here was altered for a late-1950s package of pre-1948 Universal features that was leased for television distribution via Screen Gems (subsidiary of rival studio Columbia Pictures).
MCA/Universal would re-acquire the television rights to the pre-1948 Universal films in later years.
The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based horror film host will show “The Invisible Woman” (1940), this Sat., Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“The Invisible Woman” was directed by A. Edward Sutherland. He also worked on Universal’s “One Night in the Tropics” (1940), which was the first feature film for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
This will be Sven’s fifth showing of the third film in Universal Studios’ “Invisible Man” film franchise series on Me-TV. He had previously shown the 1940 feature in Feb. 2012, Sept. 2012, April 2013 and July 2014.
Who was in “The Invisible Woman?”
The players who appeared in “The Invisible Woman” were Virginia Bruce (as Kitty Carroll/the “Invisible Woman”), John Barrymore (as Professor Gibbs), John Howard (as Richard Russell), Charlie Ruggles (as George), Oscar Homolka (as Blackie), Edward Brophy (as Bill), Donald MacBride (as Foghorn), Margaret Hamilton (as Mrs. Jackson), Shemp Howard (as Frankie), Anne Nagel (as Jean), Kathryn Adams (as Peggy), Maria Montez (as Marie), Charles Lane (as Growley), Mary Gordon (as Mrs. Bates) and Thurston Hall (as Hudson).
The Weinberg Center for the Arts will be bringing back another vintage film series for silent film lovers during the venue’s 2016-17 performing arts season.
Back to the Tivoli: The Weinberg Center’s “Silent Film Series”
For fans of silent film in the Frederick area and beyond, the historic cinema house (formerly known as the Tivoli Theater) will be showcasing a series of vintage Hollywood silent films from the 1920s.
All silent films in the series will be accompanied by organist Michael Britt, who will play on the theater’s “mighty” 1926 Wurlitzer organ.
From horror to slapstick comedy and drama, there’s something for everyone during the Weinberg Center’s silent film showcase!
Special Halloween Day/Evening Screening: Mon., Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.: “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (1920), directed by John S. Robinson, featuring John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield and Brandon Hurst. A Halloween costume contest will be held before the 7 p.m. showing!
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.: “Our Hospitality” (1923), directed by Buster Keaton and John G. Blystone, featuring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge and Joe Keaton. This was one of the earliest groundbreaking comedies featuring the “great stone face.”