The Invisible Man
DIRECTOR: JAMES WHALE
CAST: CLAUDE RAINS, GLORIA STUART, WILLIAM HARRIGAN
Claude Rains doesn’t even need to appear on-screen much of the time to craft an unforgettably zesty vision of snide, bounding villainy, starring—frequently under sunglasses and a mask of bandages—as a scientist who discovers the formula for a serum that makes him invisible, and quickly becomes drunk on the power of scot-free anonymity. John P. Fulton provides the ingenious low-fi special effects for this pip of a tale by Frankenstein auteur Whale, returning to hubristic tampering-in-God's-domain territory he knew well.