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Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)

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An escaped convicted murderer hides out at a New York wax museum where he hopes to get plastic surgery, which will help him revenge himself on Charlie Chan.

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Complete credited cast:
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Victor Sen Yung ...
Jimmy Chan (as Sen Yung)
C. Henry Gordon ...
Dr. Cream
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Joan Valerie ...
Lily Latimer
Marguerite Chapman ...
Mary Bolton
Ted Osborne ...
Tom Agnew (as Ted Osborn)
Michael Visaroff ...
Dr. Otto Von Brom
Hilda Vaughn ...
Mrs. Rocke
Charles Wagenheim ...
Willie Fern
Archie Twitchell ...
Carter Lane
Eddie Marr ...
Grenock
Joe King ...
Inspector O'Matthews
Harold Goodwin ...
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Storyline

A wax museum run by a demented doctor contains statues of such crime figures as Jack the Ripper and Bluebeard. In addition to making wax statues the doctor performs plastic surgery. It is here that an arch fiend takes refuge. The museum also houses a statue of Charlie. Frustrated number-two son kicks statue in rear; oops, number-two son wrong in his assumption. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A chamber of horrors becomes a murder hideout! See more »


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6 September 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Chan en el museo de cera  »

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1.37 : 1
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The wax head near the mummy case appears to be modeled after Clark Gable. See more »

Goofs

When Inspector Matthews comes in through the museum window, his coat is wet from the thunderstorm outside. Seconds thereafter, although his face still has rain dripping from it, his coat is now dry. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Chan: Suspicion is the only toy of fools.
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Followed by The Feathered Serpent (1948) See more »

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Very Entertaining! Another Great Entry In The Series!
5 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have got another Charlie Chan movie to comment about, Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum. Now speaking as somebody who has seen a lot of the countless movies in the series, this movie is very entertaining! This film in my opinion is another great installment in the series, and in fact, this is honestly one of the best Charlie Chan movies ever made! This movie is totally and completely great from beginning to end, from the very beginning of this movie with the opening credits to the very end of this movie with the closing title card, this movie is totally and completely great! This movie is a perfect mystery movie that you are going to enjoy from start to finish, and that is saying a lot, because I have seen a lot of mystery movies in my life that I really thought were fabulous! So all in all, Charlie Chan At The Wax Museum is a great movie, there is not a single bad thing that I can say about this movie, not one at all, not one single thing! And also, this is another movie that you should watch, because you are going to like this a lot!

Sidney Toler is excellent at playing Charlie Chan in my opinion, in fact, he and Warner Oland are on the same level! A movie can benefit extremely strongly if the lead actor or actors deliver fabulous performances, and considering that Sidney Toler delivers a fabulous performance, the movie exceeds very greatly! This movie in fact is a movie that exceeds on all levels, what I mean by that is one every single level that there is, there is not one that this movie fails on at all! So because of that, this movie is perfect!

If you haven't seen this movie, then you should see it, because you don't know what fun you are missing out on! This movie is fun from start to finish, I am not kidding you, this movie really is a great time that you are really going to enjoy! So watch this movie when you get a chance to do it, because you are going to enjoy it completely! I am telling you, you are going to like this movie a lot, so please watch it!

10/10


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