Mystery of the Wax Museum

"Very Good"

Mystery of the Wax Museum Review


Bet ya didn't know that the "original" House of Wax was a remake! Here's the real original (in fact, it was a play even before this), a 1933 film that is strikingly similar to the Vincent Price horror film, but which also borrows heavily from then-popular vampire movies. Lionel Atwill plays the Price part, but Fay Wray is more memorable as the wannabe gumshoe who's on the case of the local wax museum and why its wax figures have an uncanny resemblance to the recently dead. Made in early, two-strip Technicolor.


Mystery of the Wax Museum

Facts and Figures

Run time: 77 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 18th February 1933

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 6.9 / 10

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Starring: as Ivan Igor, as Charlotte Duncan, as Florence Dempsey, as Jim, as Ralph Burton, as George Winton, Edwin Maxwell as Joe Worth, Holmes Herbert as Dr. Rasmussen, Claude King as Mr. Galatalin, as Sparrow - Professor Darcy, Thomas E. Jackson as Detective, DeWitt Jennings as Police Captain, Matthew Betz as Hugo, Monica Bannister as Joan Gale

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