The Invisible Man

1933

A scientist turns himself invisible. However, the formula slowly drives him insane, causing him to terrorize the countryside as an invisible killer.

Cast:
Claude Rains .... Jack Griffin
Gloria Stuart .... Flora Cranley
William Harrigan .... Dr. Kemp
Henry Travers .... Dr. Cranley
Una O'Connor .... Jenny Hall (innkeeper's wife)
Forrester Harvey .... Bill Hall (innkeeper)
Holmes Herbert .... Chief of Police
E.E. Clive .... Const. Jaffers
Dudley Digges .... Chief detective
Harry Stubbs .... Insp. Bird
Donald Stuart .... Insp. Lane
Merle Tottenham .... Millie (maid at inn)
Robert Adair .... Official (uncredited)
Ted Billings .... Villager (uncredited)
Walter Brennan .... Bicycle owner (uncredited)
Robert Brower .... Farmer (uncredited)
John Carradine .... Man suggesting ink (uncredited)
D'Arcy Corrigan .... Villager (uncredited)
Dwight Frye .... Reporter (uncredited)
Violet Kemble Cooper .... A woman (uncredited)
Crauford Kent .... Doctor (uncredited)
John Merivale .... Newsboy (uncredited)
Monte Montague .... Policeman (uncredited)
Bob Reeves .... Official (uncredited)
Jack Richardson .... Official (uncredited)
Jameson Thomas .... Hospital physician (uncredited)
The uncredited stars in this movie overwhelm the Main stars.

Gloria Stuart

Gloria Frances Stewart, a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild, was born in Santa Monica, California, on July 4, 1910. She shortened her last name from "Stewart" to "Stuart" because she thought its six letters balanced perfectly on a theater's marquee with the six letters in "Gloria". She did some acting while in college at the University of California at Berkeley and later worked on stage in little theater productions. She was selected as one of the thirteen WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1932. Universal enticed the glamourous blond actress with the assurance of "big plans", but outside of her films for director James Whale (Old Dark House, The (1932), Invisible Man, The (1933) and Kiss Before the Mirror, The (1933)), that promise went unkept as the studio stuck her in a long series of unmemorable program pictures. Her career with Universal Studios failed to gain momentum and she moved to 20th Century Fox. By the end of the decade she had starred in more than forty films, including Roman Scandals (1933) and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) but had not become a major star. She made a few films during the 1940s but had become more interested in working with the Screen Actors Guild, and in developing her talents as a painter. As an artist she became well respected with her work being exhibited throughout a series of one-woman shows in New York, Austria and Italy. After a thirty year break from acting, she appeared in the 1975 television movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden and over the next few years appeared regularly on television. She made her first cinema appearance in almost forty years when she appeared in My Favourite Year in 1982. Widowed since 1978 (her husband was screenwriter Arthur Sheekman ). Gloria was the oldest person ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for her performance as the 100-year-old survivor of the sinking of the Titanic (1997). She was the only cast member on the set of Titanic who was living at the time of the actual disaster. Titanic was her second film that featured a doomed ship. One of her early film, Here Comes the Navy, was filmed aboard the USS Arizona. She appeared in Hanson's music video "River" (1998) and was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world that same year. Stuart found herself in demand after this and was constantly employed, with her most recent role being in a Murder, She Wrote TV movie in 2001.

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