The Invisible Man Returns
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

This semi-sequel to The Invisible Man stars Vincent Price in the title role. Condemned for a murder he did not commit, Price begs doctor John Sutton to inject him with an invisibility serum. Sutton does so, even though he warns Price that… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 12, 1940
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2005
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Variety Staff

Stripped of the horror angles of its forerunner, The Invisible Man Returns is a fantastic tale of the impossible -- but unfolded in such a manner that it maintains interest throughout despite its basic incredibility.

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TV Guide

The standard effects are used to their fullest, with Price accidentally reappearing at the wrong times and the proverbial floating gun that takes the guilty party by surprise.

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Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Mostly forgettable story that employs a relative of the original transparent dude. Yes, taking the potion can make you insane. Been there, done that.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

The Invisible Man Returns is a mite on the ghostly side, too, although neither so horrendous nor so humorous as the first one was.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

The first sequel to the Claude Rains classic, while more modestly scaled than its predecessor, still receives a first-class treatment from director Joe May and, in many instances, surpasses the visual magic of the original.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Lots of fun

Tom Milne
Time Out

Not as stylishly bizarre as Whale's original, but a very enjoyable sequel.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A creative expansion on the original's story that uses the same hook to significantly different, more humane ends.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Fun Universal programmer, original is of course better

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Invisible Man Returns is a strong follow-up to The Invisible Man. The film is also the best sequel to the original horror classic. Starring Vincent Price as… More
Byron Brubaker
Vincent Price takes over for Rains as the lead, and in the end, I liked this story a bit better than the original. I agree with what someone else here on… More
Aj V
This sequel has a boring sequel story, but it is worth watching for an early performance, mostly voice, from Vincent Price.
Jeff Boam
A highly (special) effective sequel that smartly makes the main character more sympathetic, this Return to the series works even when the acting's wonky.… More
Stella Dallas
never reaches the heights of whale's film and vincent price is too hammy
Anthony Valletta
Good combination of Universal monster movie and early Noir.