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Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) was a Horror - Mystery Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Henry Blanke.

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Pre-Code Corner: Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum

By Kim Luperi on Mar 3, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Warner Brothers Horror, In Living (Two) Color: Doctor X and Mystery of the Wax Museum As part of their career retrospective Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film, the UCLA Film and Television Archive recently screened a superb pre-Code triple feature: Doctor X (1932), Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), and... Read full article


Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) vs. House of Wax (1953)

on Oct 6, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

A double dose of wax museums kickstar this week’s Halloween reviews?as I compare and contrast Mystery of the Wax Museum with its remake, House of Wax. (We’re going to pretend the 2005 remake doesn’t exist.) Mystery and House are practically the same movie, albeit the latter boasts ... Read full article


Neglected Post Theatre: "Mystery of the Wax Museum," or Statue of Limitations

By David on May 6, 2014 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

This time around on Neglected Post Theatre we re-examine the 1933 film "Mystery of the Wax Museum," with Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell and cast of dummies.... Read full article


The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

By Emily on Oct 29, 2013 From The Vintage Cameo

The Mystery of the Wax Museum, a two-tone Technicolor?mystery from 1933, was a great scheduling pick from the New Beverly theater on this week of creeps leading up to Halloween. Directed by Michael Curtiz–who would later win an Oscar for helming a little film called?Casablanca–the film i... Read full article


Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

By Angela on Nov 10, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

In 1921, Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill) is an exceptionally gifted wax sculptor living in London.? He runs his own wax museum, but it isn’t particularly successful.? The public wants to see figures of people like Jack the Ripper, not Marie Antoinette, which he considers to be his masterpiece.? Even... Read full article


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Florence: As I live and breathe and wear spats the prince.
Jim: You been doing experiments with scotch and soda again?
Florence: Where'd you get that news item, from a little bird?
Jim: Yeah, have a pleasant vacation?
Florence: Charming, more delightful people crippled.


Winton: I've only known you twenty-four hours, but I'm in love with you.
Florence: Doesn't usually take that long.


Florence: [to her boss] I'm gonna make you eat dirt you soap bubble , I'm gonna make you beg for somebody to help you let go. You may mean the world to your mother but you're a...
[walks away without finishing her sentence]
Florence: .


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To emphasize the similarities between the wax figures and the characters, some names are alike. For example, the suicidal Joan Gale inspires the statue of Joan of Arc.Charlotte, who should have been killed to recreate de figure of Marie Antoinette, was also the real name of the young lady who killed Marat, from the 'Assassination of Marat' depicted in the museum.
The movie was believed to be lost until the late sixties.
Although the title had been changed to "Mystery of the Wax Museum", the leaders on the original release prints still gave the title as "Wax Museum".
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