The Invisible Ghost

The Invisible Ghost

Director: Joseph H. Lewis Cast: Bela Lugosi, Polly Ann Young, John McGuire

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Overview

Invisible Ghost is far from the best of Bela Lugosi's Monogram vehicles (if indeed there is such a thing), but with Joseph H. Lewis at the controls it is far and away the best directed. Lugosi is cast as Kessler, an otherwise normal gentleman who goes balmy whenever he thinks about his late wife (Betty Compson). It gets worse when Kessler is transformed via hypnosis into an unwitting murderer, apparently at the behest of his wife's ghost. An innocent man (John McGuire) is executed for Kessler's first murder, but the victim's twin brother (also John McGuire) teams with Kessler's daughter (Polly Ann Young) to determine the identity of the true killer. Though cheaply made, The Invisible Ghost maintains an appropriately spooky atmosphere throughout, with Lugosi delivering a full-blooded performance as a basically decent man controlled by homicidal impulses beyond his ken. Best of all is the non-stereotypical performance by african-american actor Clarence Muse as Lugosi's articulate, take-charge butler.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/21/2017
UPC: 0738329211356
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:04:00
Sales rank: 47,932

Special Features

Audio commentary by film historians Tom Weaver, Gary Fhodes and Dr. Robert J. Kiss; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bela Lugosi Dr. Charles Kessler
Polly Ann Young Virginia Kessler
John McGuire Ralph and Paul Dixon
Clarence Muse Evans
Terry Walker Cecile
Betty Compson Mrs. Kessler
Ernie S. Adams Jules Mason
George Pembroke Inspector
Fred Kelsey Ryan
Jack Mulhall Tim

Technical Credits
Joseph H. Lewis Director
Robert Golden Editor
Harvey Gould Cinematographer
Sam Katzman Producer
Al Martin Screenwriter
Helen Martin Screenwriter
Marcel Le Picard Cinematographer
Lange and Porter Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Invisible Ghost
1. Chapter 1 [4:59]
2. Chapter 2 [7:10]
3. Chapter 3 [7:28]
4. Chapter 4 [10:04]
5. Chapter 5 [8:19]
6. Chapter 6 [11:20]
7. Chapter 7 [7:39]
8. Chapter 8 [5:54]

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