The Invisible Man Returns

Synopsis: Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Joe May
Production: Passport
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

L... I can't believe

it's going to happen!

Just two more hours, and

they're going to kill him!

The way you take on, one would think

it was you they was going to hang.

I'd rather, do you hear?

I'd much rather.

He could still get the reprieve,

couldn't he, Mr. Cotton?

He will get it! I'm praying

he will. Oh, he's so young.

They don't ask a murderer

his age, Cooky.

Mr. Geoffrey didn't

murder his brother!

You know it as well as I do!

It ain't my business to know.

That's what we've got

judges for. They're experts.

What would he do

a thing like that for?

He and his brother was pals

like you never saw!

The Radcliffes

are no murderers!

You may be a good butler, but it's a

dead cert you ain't no psychologist.

What do you know what goes

on inside a man's mind?

Outside he may look

like a gentleman,

but inside he may have

the hankerin' for murder.

It's no good talking to a man

with an apology for a brain!

I wish it was over.

I've been worrying so long whether that

reprieve would go through or not that...

That you're all worried out, eh, Cotton?

Oh, shut your lip!

It's hard on all

of us, Mr. Cotton,

but what about

poor Miss Manson?

Instead of him leadin' her to the altar,

they're leadin' him

to the gallows!

And Mr. Cobb... He ain't too happy neither.

Morning tea,

Miss Manson.


So soon?

Helen, you can't go on like this,

you know, without sleep or anything.

You're not being fair

to yourself or to Geoffrey.

Now please have something,

at least a cup of tea.

Oh, Richard, they must

have news by now.

Surely the reprieve

has come through.

They'd be sure to phone

as soon as there's word.

Dr. Griffin is asking for you,

Miss Manson.

Have you any news? None. Mr. Cobb, isn't

there some ray of hope left for him?

There must be hope!

There has to be!

I don't see

what more we can do.

I've talked to dozens of

influential people in London,

old friends of whom I've

never asked a favor before.

But the Home Secretary... It seems impossible

that he shouldn't grant a postponement.

Richard, please try.

Helen, if it's "no," be brave.

You know what has to be done.

Yes, very well.

I'll hold on.

You know, Helen, I'd give my

right arm if it would help you.

I feel my position very keenly, not only

as Geoffrey's cousin, but as your friend...

Hello? Oh, yes,

may I speak to Philip, please?

Mr. Richard Cobb.

Yes, it's most urgent...

a matter of life and death.

Oh, I see.

Thank you.

It's no use.

He's away in Scotland.

It's impossible

to reach him.

Thank you for permitting

this last visit, Governor.

I wish I could do more.

It was his last request.

Take Dr. Griffin

to the cell.

Sorry, but I can allow you

just 10 minutes, Doctor.


Governor's permit.


Come in, sir.

He's gone! Who's gone? What do you mean?

The prisoner! Radcliffe!

What are you talking about?

I never took me eyes off'im,

sir, not for half a second!

Then will you kindly explain how

he can have gone? I wish I knew.

He just took wing

and flew, did he?

You're under arrest,

both of you!

Sound the alarm!

Come along.

Sampson speaking.

An escape, eh?


Uh-huh, I see.

Dr. Frank Griffin?

See if we have any file

on a Dr. Frank Griffin.

Uh-huh. All right, I'll be

along as soon as possible.


Well, here's how it was, sir. There

wasn't no way he could have gone.

When Griffin was talkin'

to him on the bed here,

I was over here playin'

cards with Bob. Wasn't I, Bob?

And when this Dr. Griffin went, the prisoner

started talkin' to me about what a rotten day it was.

You know, the way they do to keep

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Lester Cole

Lester Cole (June 19, 1904 – August 15, 1985) was an American screenwriter. more…

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