The Invisible Ray
The Invisible Ray (1936)

The Invisible Ray a science fiction/horror film directed by Lambert Hilyer is notable chiefly for its ground-breaking special effects by John P. Fulton, who also did the effects for The Invisible Man series. Dr. Janos Rukh (Boris Karloff)… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1936
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

As the story unreels, you realize that this is just another case of a man's manager bringing him along too fast. It is no wonder Karloff's mind cracks under the strain.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Lesser of Lugosi-Karloff pairings, still not bad

Tom Milne
Time Out

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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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

What really sells the film is less its impressive look and sound or unusually expansive length, but more the fact that it's completely all about its two stars.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

other than being lightly entertaining, this science fiction pic is no Frankenstein.

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Passable but rather melodramatic hokum.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
cody franklin
Interesting story and I loved Lugosi as Karloff's sidekick. Karloff's sidekick? FUCK YOU!