The Invisible Man

Director: James Whale
Year Released: 1933
Rating: 3.0

Comic-book-type film about mad scientist Claude Rains who discovers a formula to make himself invisible (and hell-bent on destruction); its reference point is Plato's infamous "Ring of Gyges," which asks what you would do if you had the ability to make yourself invisible (this idea was later reworked by Nicholson Baker, to a degree, in The Fermata - and Baker's character chose to disrobe women). Some of the campy, B-acting irritated me - Gloria Stuart is the most egregious offender - but considering the limitations in technology Whale had to deal with it is quite creative entertainment.