Invisible Womam, The (1941): Sutherland’s Oscar Nominated Film, Starring John Barrymore

In A. Edward Sutherland’s comic take on the familiar premise, John Barrymore plays the mad scientist who transforms Virginia Bruce into invisible femme, who then uses her powers and turns against him.

Insiders could not help but notice how John parodied the more serious (and pretentious) acting style of his brother Lionel Barrymore.

Oscar Nominations:

Special Effects; John Fulton, photography; John Hall, sound

Oscar Award:

The Special Effects Oscar went to “I Want Wings.”