Watch: Invisible Agent 1942 123movies, Full Movie Online – Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren’t invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler’s secret plan….
Plot: The Invisible Man’s grandson uses his secret formula to spy on Nazi Germany in this comedy-thriller.
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Massey is snazzy, Hall has a ball
Another really big-budget sequel to the original Invisible Man, this one has a screenplay that’s witty yet adventurous and packed with hair’s-breadth escapes. It also provides great opportunities for some of our favorite character players including a delightful trio of treacherous heavies: Peter Lorre, J. Edward Bromberg and Sir Cedric Hardwicke. It’s also good to see the lovely Ilona Massey, who made only eleven Hollywood movies between 1937 and 1960 (this is the fifth), though it’s disappointing that she doesn’t get to sing. Never mind, she does wear some really lovely gowns. Jon Hall is personable enough as the reluctant hero, though he fails to handle the switch in his feelings towards the heroine with complete conviction.
Marin’s direction is admirably fast-paced (we suspect producer Frank Lloyd took a hand in the action sequences) and other credits, including Lester White’s attractive photography, are equally outstanding. Special effects fans will not go away unhappy either.
“We saw him, and then we didn’t.”
Attempting to capitalize on the first couple of Invisible Man films, this story recycles the Griffin name by way of the grandson of Claude Rains’ character in the 1933 classic. Frank Griffin (Jon Hall) successfully thwarts a gang of Axis thugs who descend on his New York City print shop demanding the formula that his grandfather invented. Coming to the attention of high ranking military officers of this country, Griffin volunteers to head off to Europe to learn of German plans to attack the United States, using his invisibility to infiltrate Nazi headquarters. From the outset, it’s not clear who the lovely Maria Sorenson (Ilona Massey) is working for, though Griffin utilizes her knowledge and feminine wiles to throw the Germans off track. It helps that there’s a good amount of duplicitous intrigue among the Nazi commanders, and when officer Karl Heiser (J. Edward Bromberg) is arrested, Griffin uses the opportunity to condemn his behavior as that of a power mad despot who’s nothing more than a coward when faced with his own demise. Peter Lorre, who held his own impersonating a Japanese detective in the Mr. Moto series of films, is on hand as a collaborator with the Germans. In a nod to those earlier roles, it was neat to see him deliver an effective judo throw when the action heated up. Unfortunately, the screenplay isn’t up to the task of delivering effective war time intrigue, and the invisibility gimmick is played more for laughs than anything else. Of all the films in the Invisible Man legacy collection, this one is probably the weakest.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Romance
Director Edwin L. Marin
Writer H.G. Wells, Curt Siodmak
Actors Ilona Massey, Jon Hall, Peter Lorre
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm