The Invisible Menace

The Invisible Menace is a 1938 American mystery film directed by John Farrow and starring Boris Karloff.[1][2] It was also known as Without Warning.

The Invisible Menace
Film poster
Directed byJohn Farrow
Produced byBryan Foy
executive
Hal B. Wallis
Jack L. Warner
Written byCrane Wilbur
Based onplay Without Warning by Ralph Spencer Zink
StarringBoris Karloff
Marie Wilson
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Edited byHarold McLernon
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • January 22, 1938 (1938-01-22)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot

An army private (Craven) and his new bride (Wilson) are trying to honeymoon on an island occupied by the military and a murderer.

Cast

Production

The film was based on a play Without Warning by Ralph Spencer Zink which had a short run on Broadway in May 1937.[3] The New York Times called it a "competent detective play."[4]

Warner Bros bought the film rights and assigned Boris Karloff to star and John Farrow to direct. Jane Wyman was originally meant to play the female lead.[5][6]

Wyman was replaced by Marie Wilson. Filming started August 1937.[7]

See also

References

  1. Jacobs 2011, pp. 2216–217.
  2. "The Invisible Menace". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved September 14, 2016.
  3. ' WITHOUT WARNING' WILL OPEN TONIGHT. (May 1, 1937). New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/102238729
  4. By, B. A. (May 3, 1937). THE PLAY. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/102334969
  5. Special to THE NEW,YORK TIMES. (July 12, 1937). NEWS OF THE SCREEN. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/102007664
  6. Schallert, E. (July 26, 1937). SALARY WAR GIVES YOUNG SCOTT ROLE IN BARTHOLOMEW PICTURE. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/164772744
  7. NEW FILM PRODUCTIONS STARTED DURING WEEK. (August 8, 1937). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/164735366

Sources

  • Jacobs, Stephen (2011). Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster (1st ed.). Sheffield: Tomohawk Press. pp. 2216–217. ISBN 978-0955767043.
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