El Paso, TX

July 18 - July 28, 2024 • El Paso, TX

The Invisible Man

Signature Classic
Friday, July 28
Plaza Theatre Kendle Kidd Performance Hall

Based on the 1897 novel by H.G. Wells, Claude Rains creates a towering presence and “radio performance” in his film debut as the scientist slowly driven mad after discovering an invisibility serum in this horror classic directed by James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein). The classic themes of misguided science and unbridled ambition have seldom been fused together more effectively, and the screenplay contains some of the most biting, literate dialog in any fantasy film. Example: “The drugs I took seemed to light up my brain. Suddenly I realized the power I held, the power to rule, to make the world grovel at my feet.” The groundbreaking special effects by John P. Fulton still amaze and impress 90 years later! The cast includes Gloria Stewart, who played “old Rose” 64 years later in Titanic). — Jay Duncan

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Rated: NR