The Invisible Killer (1939)

Article #1547 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 6-9-2005
Posting Date: 11-6-2005
Directed by Sam Newfield
Featuring Grace Bradley, Roland Drew, Jean Brooks

When a man who was about to spill important information about a gambling syndicate dies unexpectedly of poisoning, police detectives and a spunky girl reporter decide to investigate.

The title implies that there’s an invisible man in this movie, and some of the graphics during the credits do so as well. Don’t you believe it. Just because a killer is invisible doesn’t mean that the killer is something that is usually visible; nor is there anything to specify that the killer is even sentient. What we have here is a fairly lame crime movie with a slight science fiction gimmick to spice up the proceedings a little, and when I say “little”, I do mean “not much at all”. So, unless you’re particularly partial to spunky girl reporters who infuriate their police detective fiances, you can safely skip this one. Included here for slight science fiction content.

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