The Body Disappears

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The Body Disappears
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Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Written by
Produced by
Starring
Cinematography Allen G. Siegler
Edited by Frederick Richards
Music by Howard Jackson
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release date
  • December 6, 1941 (1941-12-06)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Body Disappears is a 1941 American comedy film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Jeffrey Lynn and Jane Wyman. [1]

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Plot

Unconscious after his bachelor party, Peter De Haven (Jeffrey Lynn) is transported by his friends to the college dissecting room as a practical joke. Professor Shotesbury (Edward Everett Horton) mistakenly injects him with a serum that makes him invisible. While invisible, De Haven learns that his fiancee, Christine (Marguerite Chapman), is only marrying him for his money. He also falls in love with Shotesbury's daughter, Joan (Jane Wyman). Meanwhile, Shotesbury is committed to a sanitarium by his colleagues for his claims about invisible monkeys and men. De Haven and Joan, by this time also invisible, go to release Shotesbury from the mental hospital, which they achieve by making him invisible as well. All the while time is running out for De Haven to receive an antidote. In the end, all receive the antidote, and De Haven ends up with Joan. [2]

Cast

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References

  1. Erickson, Hal (2014). "The Body Disappears". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Movies. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. "The Body Disappears (1941) – Full Synopsis" . Retrieved March 10, 2015.