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Director:
Writers:
Stephen Kandel (screenplay)
Stephen Kandel (story)
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Release Date:
28 October 1966 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
The year's most startling entertainment See more »
Plot:
A one-handed madman (he lost the hand while escaping a hanging) uses various detachable devices as murder weapons to gain revenge on those he believes have wronged him. | Add synopsis »
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Horror Delight Despite the Fear Flasher and Horror Horn See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Patrick O'Neal ... Jason Cravatte aka Jason Caroll

Cesare Danova ... Anthony Draco

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Harold Blount
Laura Devon ... Marie Champlain
Patrice Wymore ... Vivian (Delano's hostess)

Suzy Parker ... Barbara Dixon
José René Ruiz ... Senor Pepe De Reyes (as Tun Tun)
Philip Bourneuf ... Insp. Matthew Strudwick

Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Ewing Perryman

Marie Windsor ... Madame Corona

Wayne Rogers ... Police Sgt. Jim Albertson
Vinton Hayworth ... Judge Walter Randolph
Richard O'Brien ... Dr. Romulus Cobb
Inger Stratton ... Gloria (one of Corona's girls)
Berry Kroeger ... Chun Sing
Charles Seel ... Rev. Dr. Hopewell
Ayllene Gibbons ... Victoria the Barmaid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Anderson ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Jean Carson ... Girl on Street (uncredited)
Annazette Chase ... Prudence (uncredited)

William Conrad ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Mr. Julian (uncredited)
James Drake ... Police Officer Morrison (uncredited)
Harry Ellerbe ... Judge Train (uncredited)
Robert Goodwin ... Oliver - Coachman (uncredited)
Barbro Hedström ... Florabell (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... New Orleans Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Kellogg ... Officer Manton (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Trainman (uncredited)
Monty Margetts ... Dowager (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Ball Guest (uncredited)
Al McGranary ... Senator Dixon (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ... Street Vendor (uncredited)

Ralph Roberts ... Merritt - Doorman (uncredited)
Stewart Rose ... Police Officer Briggs (uncredited)
Nedra Rosemond-Watt ... Maid (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Java Gross - Sailor (uncredited)
Paul Sorensen ... Baltimore Bartender (uncredited)
Fredd Wayne ... Charlie Benton (Miss Dixon's escort) (uncredited)
Napoleon Whiting ... Servant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Hy Averback 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stephen Kandel  screenplay
Stephen Kandel  story
Ray Russell  story

Produced by
Hy Averback .... producer
James Barnett .... associate producer (as Jim Barnett)
 
Original Music by
William Lava 
 
Cinematography by
Richard H. Kline  (as Richard Kline)
 
Film Editing by
David Wages 
 
Art Direction by
Art Loel 
 
Set Decoration by
William L. Kuehl 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Jean Burt Reilly .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sherry Shourds .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Schneider .... assistant director (as Samuel Schneider)
 
Sound Department
M.A. Merrick .... sound
 
Stunts
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Buddy Van Horn .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Dan Wallin .... score mixer
David Strech .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Doris DeHerdt .... script supervisor
 

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Runtime:
80 min | Australia:95 min | USA:99 min (DVD version)
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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
This was a pilot for a period detective program from Warner Bros. entitled "House of Wax", padded out with various gimmicks including the red "fear flash" and "horror horn", several added sequences and guest stars with a larger screen in mind because it was considered too intense at that time for television.See more »
Quotes:
Anthony Draco:Can you describe him?
Marie Champlain:He's... he's tall and uh... he's dark and um... uh... soft-spoken. He moves very quietly. What's wrong me? He's the easiest man in the world to identify. His right hand is missing.
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Soundtrack:
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 (On the Beautiful Blue Danube)See more »

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Horror Delight Despite the Fear Flasher and Horror Horn, 20 December 2009

This is above all a fun horror film about two criminologists in the late 19th century Baltimore area(one decidedly English - Wilfred Hyde-White and the other decidedly Italian - Cesare Danova)working in a wax museum and uncovering crimes for/with the police. Apparently it was to be a pilot for a television series, and it is very unfortunate it never progressed that far. Hyde-White is always a treat and Danova is rather good too. This story deals with capturing Jason Cravatte - a local aristocrat with a fetish for girls in wedding gowns - dead or alive. Patrick O'Neal gives one of his best screen performances in the role of this psychotic, deranged killer who loses his hand and replaces it with all kinds of cutlery(ax, sword, scalpel, etc...) The film also boast the two gimmicks of the Fear Flasher when the screen will flash with green to let the viewer know something terrifying is about to happen and is preceded by the Horror Horn announcing its arrival. We are told in the beginning of the film that this will occur four times and none of those times are scary in the least bit. What makes this film work is the acting by Hyde-White, Danova, O'Neal, and people like Wayne Rogers as a constable, Jose Rene Ruiz as Pepe the dwarfish assistant, a cameo by Tony Curtis helps out, and all the acting is workmanlike and credible. Hy Averback , a television director of repute and ability, gives the film a very stylish feel with its Victorian-like atmosphere, swirling fogs, and seedy locales when needed. The wax museum itself is indeed impressive as well as is the denouement of the film. This "little" film - judging by its limited audience - is much better than one might at first expect given the gimmicks and story.

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