Invisible Agent (1942)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Edwin L. Marin.

Plot Summary

Frank Raymond, the grandson of the first invisible man, seeks to protect the formula even from the Allied military powers who believe that it will aid the war effort. But when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, he volunteers to take the formula and go on a secret mission in Germany to uncover Hitler's plans.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin
Copyright MCMXLII [1942] by Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Frank Lloyd Productions Inc. presents a Universal picture
Associate Producer: George Waggner
Original Screenplay: Curtis Siodmak
Suggested by “The Invisible Man” by H.G. Wells
Director of Photography: Les White
Film Editor: Edward Curtiss
Musical Director: H.J. Salter
Music: Richard Hageman *, Hans J. Salter *, Frank Skinner *
Sound Director: Bernard B. Brown
Gowns: Vera West
Special Photographic Effects: John P. Fulton
Art Director: Jack Otterson

Ilona Massey (Maria Sorenson)
Jon Hall (Frank Raymond)
Peter Lorre (Baron Ikito)
Sir Cedric Hardwicke (Conrad Stauffer)
J. Edward Bromberg (Karl Heiser)
Albert Basserman (Arnold Schmidt)
John Litel (John Gardiner)
Holmes Herbert (Sir Alfred Spencer)
Keye Luke (surgeon)

Sequel to
The Invisible Man (1933)
The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
The Invisible Woman (1940)

The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Extracts included in
Coming Soon (1982)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.11 p.37
  • The Dark Side no.66 p.25 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.148 no.6 (8 August 1942)
  • Today's Cinema vol.59 no.4778 (22 September 1942)
  • Today's Cinema vol.70 no.5640 (28 April 1948)
  • TV Times 26 August-1 September 1989 p.22 – review
  • Video Watchdog no.20 pp.12-13 – review


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.111
  • A Critical Guide to Horror Film Series by Ken Hanke pp.74-75; 76
  • Encyclopedia of American Spy Films by Larry Langman & David Ebner p.189 – credits, note
  • The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 by Paul Mavis pp.156-157
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis p.195
  • The Horror Factory by Bruce Dettman and Michael Bedford pp.115-117 – article
  • The Monster Movies of Universal Studios by James L. Neibaur pp.99-102 – illustrated credits, article
  • by Walt Lee p.221 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.292
  • Trick Cinematography by R.M. Hayes pp.71-72
  • Universal Horrors by Michael Brunas, John Brunas and Tom Weaver – credits, illustrated review
  • Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.141-144 – illustrated article
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.153