Invisible Ghost (1941) [Horror] [Thriller]

“Invisible Ghost” is a horror film starring Bela Lugosi, shot in black and white, and directed by Joseph H. Lewis. Lugosi plays Kessler, a man controlled by homicidal impulses beyond his control. He is being controlled by his wife, who had left him for another man. She was involved in a car accident that has left her brain damaged and is kept in the basement, in secret, by Kessler’s gardener. When an innocent man is executed for a murder done by Kessler in the house, his twin brother visits and tries to unravel the mystery. In the end it ends up that Kessler really is the killer and he doesn’t know it. Kessler looks at the painting of his wife (that is stabbed on the throat) and then walks out to be arrested.

Directed by Joseph H. Lewis, produced by Sam Katzman and Pete Mayer, written by Al Martin and Helen Martin, starring Bela Lugosi as Charles Kessler, Polly Ann Young as Virginia Kessler, John McGuire as Ralph Dickson and Paul Dickson, Clarence Muse as Evans (the Butler), Terry Walker as Cecile Mannix, Betty Compson as Mrs. Kessler, Ernie Adams as Jules Mason, George Pembroke as Police Lieutenant Williams, Ottola Nesmith as Mrs. Mason, Fred Kelsey as Detective Ryan, Jack Mulhall as Detective Tim, Fred Aldrich as Guard at Ralph’s Exeuction, Lloyd Ingraham as The Psychiatrist and Robert Strange as Coroner Kirby.

Source: “Invisible Ghost” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.. 1 April 2013. Web. 20 April 2013.

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