Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Synopsis: A chemistry student invents a spray that makes its wearer invisible. A crook finds out about it, and plans to steal it for himself.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Robert Butler
Production: Buena Vista
88 min

- Did I miss anything?

- No, he's doing the same old thing.

[Higgins] Lufkin, why is it that every time

we have a budget meeting,

- you stir up trouble?

- [Lufkin] I'm not trying to stir up trouble.

I'm just trying to get what I need,

so we can have a decent lab.

[Higgins] I think you've got what you need.

Need I remind you, it was just last year

that we bought 10 new

Bunsen burners for that lab.

We've got to draw the line somewhere.

This can't go on forever.

But our students have to experiment.

Be creative.

That's what science is all about.

Creative, my foot.

You're talking about this bunch out there

being creative. That's impossible.

[Lufkin] You're being unfair, Dean Higgins.

Suppose people had taken

that attitude about Thomas Edison?

We're not talking about people like Edison.

We're talking about people

like Dexter Riley.

Believe me, Dexter Riley

is no Thomas Edison.

[Dexter] Nobody ever said he was!

Of course, nobody said he was.

That would be a ridiculous thing to say...

No, Lufkin, I think you better forget

about your course in creative lab.

Just stick with the old

conventional systems.

Burn the sulfur, make clouds,

smell up the place, like you do.

[Lufkin] Now, really, Dean Higgins.

That was good enough for the '40s,

but today, science...

Why is it that every time we have

a meeting, they're out there?

Listening to something?


- They're just having a little gathering.

- I don't like little gatherings.

They make me nervous. I don't even like...

Yes, Winifred?

Who? Yes, I'll talk to him, Winifred.

That'll be all today, gentlemen.

That was even duller than usual.

But you gotta listen.

You never know what might come up.

Yes, Helwig, did you find out anything?

Yes, I've been watching them.

They've been bugging your office.

[Higgins] They've been bugging

my office?

- What?

- [Higgins] Are you sure?

What'd he say?

We'll find out! Wait a minute.

I should've known.

I wonder where they hid that thing.

- He's on to us.

- What are we gonna do?

- We gotta do something in a hurry.

- Let's get moving.

Behind the books,

that's where they'd hide it.

They're worried about the establishment.

Hello? I'll show them what

the establishment really is.

Soon as I find the evidence,

I'll expel them all.

Tuition or no tuition, I'll get

a federal grant. I don't need them.

Nothing under here.

No! My homework!

Anything wrong, Dean Higgins?

No, nothing's wrong.

You need an electrician or anything?

No, I don't need an electrician.

You don't have to snap my head off.

If I wanted an electrician,

I'd have called one in the first place.

Don't they ever clean this thing? I don't

know what I pay that janitor for anyway.

Excuse me, could you show me

my attendance file in history?

Mr. Baines says I missed half

my classes and I don't believe it.

I don't think I missed any.

- The name?

- Schuylar, Richard Schuylar.

Says here you've been absent

every Thursday.

You mean it's on Thursdays, too?

I only thought it was on Tuesdays.

No wonder all those epics

seemed to roll along so fast.

I think I got the answer.

If I flunk it this semester,

I'll go on Thursdays next semester

and pick up the stuff I missed.

Thanks, Mrs. Kesley, you'll never

know how much you helped me!

Dean Higgins, do you mind

if I change your flowers?

No, I don't. I've got more

important things on my mind.

[Higgins] Wait!

I knew it. It's those flowers.

All right, Dexter Riley,

I know you're in there.

Imagine it, sir. If one of our own students

could actually win the Forsythe Award!

- With this bunch, that's impossible.

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