The Invisible Man is a film that started life as a rather large version of a TV series. The television show was an adaptation of a novel by William Hope Hodgson that also included a spin-off movie, for which the show was based on. In fact, it turned out to be so popular that the TV show was adapted into a film, a TV series and the subsequent movie.
In 1939, The Invisible Man became a silent film, which soon became very popular amongst people. Though there is little doubt that the film was a major success, it wasn't long before the MGM studios realised that something was missing. More people than ever were turning to the film for a good, old-fashioned story with plenty of action and high production values.
The producers decided to turn their attention to this very popular story and made a new, successful movie out of it. The Invisible Man started out as a television series that was much like a serial TV series; two or three stories interwoven together and displayed a certain continuity that was missing from the original TV show. These stories continued into a movie, which was then adapted into a full length movie.
The story of The Invisible Man really does reflect the decline in visual quality in serials at the time and this is something that was very popular, because people didn't want to pay that much for a picture. This was also the time when movies were all about just showing the action and having a story that was about relationships and romantic relationships. Of course, there was violence, but this was always kept to a minimum.
The movie The Invisible Man was made for two different reasons. One was because the television show was a huge success and the other was because the MGM studio wanted to create a movie of their own, after they'd seen the results of the TV series. The film made around five times what the series had made and was also in much better taste than the series was. The reason why it didn't make as much money as the series did, has nothing to do with the quality of the film.
The producers decided to use a lot of live action shots to fit the story and this was something that most viewers didn't like. The Invisible Man looks and feels like a movie and there was just no way for the studio to justify the amount of time and money spent on the film. The choice of a well-known actor was also justified as these men were more likely to be able to promote the film.
The Invisible Man was well received by critics and was said to be a great success. Unfortunately, it didn't quite sell as well as many thought it would. It was the last serials movie from MGM Studios and this was disappointing.
The film may have been a disappointment and the quality of the pictures was lowered due to the lack of budgets, but that's not saying much. The film was a huge success and one of the best serials ever made. The Invisible Man remains a popular film for many people and still stands up to all of the criticism.