This one is all comedy with nary a chill in sight.
Professor Gibbs (John Barrymore) has just perfected his invisibility machine and is looking for a guinea pig. Kitty Carol (Virginia Bruce) who is fed up with her modeling job and her sadistic employer volunteers for the job. Gibbs shows off his creation to investor Richard Russell (John Howard – “Bulldog Drummond”) and the two naturally fall in love. In the meantime a gangster (Oscar Homolka) hiding out in Mexico has plans to steal the machine – and the professor – to allow him to return to the States. With Charlie Ruggles as Russell’s butler and Margaret Hamilton as Gibbs’s housekeeper.
This is OK, if a bit sophmoric. Nothing anybody should rush out to see. The invisibility effects are fine.
The Invisible Woman was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Special Effects.