This Universal film, released in 1940, featured the first female Invisible Streaker in motion pictures, and the first one to be Played for Laughs, in defiance of the anti-nudity clause in the Hays Code.
Professor Gibbs (John Barrymore) is seeking human test subjects for his invisibility machine. His newspaper ad is answered by Kitty Carroll (Virginia Bruce), a gorgeous but oppressed fashion model. After she becomes invisible, Kitty exacts revenge against her former boss, Mr. Growley (Charles Lane). Meanwhile, a criminal gang plots to steal the invisibility machine.
Tropes in this film:
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Kitty.
- Invisible Streaker: Kitty becomes one, having entered the invisibility machine naked.
- Mean Boss: Mr. Growley.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Invisible!Kitty delivers one to Mr. Growley as she strips to nothing in his office.
- She's Got Legs: One scene has invisible!Kitty wearing only pantyhose, because the rest of her clothing is sopping wet from being left out in the rain.