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Rex Carlton (written by)
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Release Date:
14 May 1969 (USA) See more »
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You can't tell the living from the dead! See more »
Plot:
The disfigured curator of a wax museum murders his enemies and then uses their bodies as exhibits in his museum. | Add synopsis »
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A treat for Z-grade movie fans, but probably nobody else See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Cameron Mitchell ... Vincent Renard
Anne Helm ... Marie Morgan
Scott Brady ... Detective Haskell
Berry Kroeger ... Max Black

Victoria Carroll ... Theresa
Phillip Baird ... Tony Deen
John 'Bud' Cardos ... Sergeant Carver (as Johnny Cardos)
Hollis Morrison ... Nick
James Forrest ... Alfred Herman
Virgil Frye ... Ralph Tenier
Mercedes Alberti ... Stella Costello
Barry Donohue ... Leslie
Ingrid Dittmar ... Secretary (as Ingrid Dittman)
Maria Polo ... Nurse (as Marie Polo)
Lucio Pineda ... Chauffeur
Ken Osborne ... Bartender (as Kent Osborne)
Rini Martin ... Dancer
The Gazzari Dancers
The T. Bones (as The T-Bones)
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Directed by
Bud Townsend 
 
Writing credits
Rex Carlton (written by)

Produced by
Rex Carlton .... executive producer
Martin B. Cohen .... producer
William Martin .... associate producer
Herbert Sussan .... executive producer
Herbert Sussan .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Glen R. Smith (director of photography) (as Glenn Smith)
 
Film Editing by
Leonard Kwitt  (as Leonard Kwit)
 
Set Decoration by
James Freiberg (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Lee Davis .... hair stylist
Martin Varno .... makeup supervisor (as Martin Varnaud)
 
Production Management
John 'Bud' Cardos .... production manager (as Bud Cardos)
Richard Jackson .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herman E. Webber .... assistant director (as Herman Webber)
 
Art Department
James Freiberg .... set designer
Tom Weddle .... set construction painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Dietz .... sound supervisor (as Robert Dietz)
Edward L. Sandlin .... sound editor (as Edward Sandlin)
 
Stunts
John 'Bud' Cardos .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richmond L. Aguilar .... lighting supervisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: Mr. Mitchell
 
Music Department
Igo Kantor .... music supervisor
Paul Sawtell .... stock music cues (uncredited)
Bert Shefter .... stock music cues (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Winifred Gibson .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Allen Parkinson .... the producers express special appreciation to: for permission to take broad literary license in production of portions of this fictional film at his world-famous Movieland Wax Museum in Buena Park, California, the authentic Hall of Fame in wax of the world's great stars (as Mr. Allen Parkinson)
 

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Runtime:
Germany:98 min | USA:96 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Certification:
Canada:AA (Ontario) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Sweden:15 | USA:PG | USA:M (original rating) | West Germany:18

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Alfred Herman:She's so lifelike.See more »
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References Gone with the Wind (1939)See more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A treat for Z-grade movie fans, but probably nobody else, 5 August 2005
Author: Max Crack from United Kingdom

This is a treat for fans of Z-grade movies. Here you will find writing and acting bad enough to rival anything Ed Wood ever produced. Veteran bad movie actor Cameron Mitchell is a former makeup man from "Paragon Studios" who, after a nasty acid-in-the-face incident at a social gathering, becomes an embittered Mad Scientist (tm) with a rubber scar on his face who takes revenge by kidnapping Paragon actors and turning them into living statues in his Secret Laboratory (tm) handily located in the local wax museum. Or are they zombies who do his bidding? He's not sure.

Happily, many of your favourite movie clichés are here. Check out the villain's lab! Are those mysterious steaming vats of liquid? Test tubes of coloured water with no explained purpose? Yay! And what ho, do we see spare arms and legs arranged kinda casual-like on a wooden rack? You betcha! Marvel at the bumbling detectives acting with straight out of Plan Nine! Now, enjoy a stupidly tame car chase, and hear more dizzy bimbo screaming than you could possibly want. Raise an eyebrow at the screwy plot line, made even more opaque by the totally meaningless ending that seems to have no connection to the rest of the movie.

Cheesy trash and much fun for the bad movie connoisseur.

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