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The Invisible Ray

  • Film

Time Out says

Last and least of Universal's three co-starring vehicles for Karloff and Lugosi in the '30s, with the latter overshadowed by Karloff in the first of his many mad scientist roles. After a superb opening in the Carpathian laboratory where Karloff learns the secret of 'capturing light rays from the past', it gets a bit rickety in the African scenes, where a meteorite provides his ray with the necessary 'Radium X' and where a demonstration goes disastrously wrong. But it's briskly staged with some fine camerawork, and Karloff - turned into a radioactive killer and melting down a symbolic statue after each death on his vengeance trail against his wife and the colleagues he feels have betrayed him - is great.
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Release Details

  • Duration:81 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lambert Hillyer
  • Screenwriter:John Colton
  • Cast:
    • Boris Karloff
    • Bela Lugosi
    • Frances Drake
    • Frank Lawton
    • Walter Kingsford
    • Beulah Bondi
    • Violet Kemble Cooper
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