Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.
Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features.
Opening Title Card:
FOREWARD: Every scientific fact accepted today once burned as a fantastic fire in the mind of someone called mad.
Opening Title Card: Who are we on the youngest and smallest of planets to say that the INVISIBLE RAY is impossible to science?
Opening Title Card: That which you are now to ...
The story is frequently advanced by the old "newspaper headline" gimmick. About 45 minutes in, one newspaper tells of the "Benet expedition," but in the small print the name is misspelled as "Bennet."
At the end: "A Universal Cast is Worth Repeating." This credit appeared on many Universal films of that era, not just "The Invisible Ray". It did not, however, appear on the cast list for the 1936 "Show Boat", which Universal also made.
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