The Invisible Man Returns

1940

Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?

Cast:
Cedric Hardwicke .... Richard Cobb
Vincent Price .... Geoffrey 'Goeff' Radcliffe
Nan Grey .... Helen Manson
John Sutton .... Doctor Frank Griffin
Cecil Kellaway .... Inspector Sampson of Scotland Yard
Alan Napier .... Willie Spears, Mine Superintendant
Forrester Harvey .... Ben Jenkins

 

Nan Grey

 Eschal Loleet Grey Miller was born on July 25, 1918, in Houston, Texas, Likable, extremely beautiful leading lady of mostly B-films, almost exclusively with Universal during a film career which included over two dozen films between 1934 and 1941. Grey is probably best remembered as one of Deanna Durbin's sisters in one of her few A-budget pictures, the delightful comedy "Three Smart Girls" (1936); she later reprised her role in a charming and popular sequel, "Three Smart Girls Grow Up" (1939). Grey also worked for director Joe May on "The Invisible Man Returns" and "The House of the Seven Gables" (both 1940) and contributed a highly touching vignette as the victim of the lesbian vampire countess in "Dracula's Daughter" (1936). She also played the leading role of Kathy Marshall on the popular radio soap opera "Those We Love" from 1938 to 1945. Grey's first husband was jockey Jackie Westrope, and she retired from acting in 1950 upon marrying her second, pop singer Frankie Laine, a union that lasted until Grey's death from cancer in 1993. Grey and Laine also both played dramatic roles in an episode of the TV series Rawhide in 1960.