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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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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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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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Theresa:Vinnie, what are you gonna do with me?
Vincent Renard:Kill you.
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References How to Make a Monster (1958)See more »

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Better Than You Would Expect, 1 June 2011
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The career of Cameron Mitchell is fairly typical of a good, but second line actor after the collapse of the studio system. Left adrift they took work where they found it and Mitchell appeared in some awful films after the Fifties. Nightmare In Wax could be considered one of them, but the screenplay makes this film a camp delight with Mitchell leading an entire cast in an object lesson in overacting.

Cameron Mitchell is our protagonist in this film, he plays a former studio makeup artist who was burned and lost an eye as a result of an accident. He starts a Hollywood Wax Museum, but this man through a combination of drugs and hypnosis is using live subjects as his exhibits. He's planning revenge on those he felt wronged him. Scott Brady is a cop who suspects, but can't prove his involvement in the disappearance of some Hollywood notables.

Anne Helm is the girl Mitchell once loved, Berry Kroeger does a great caricature of a studio head, casting couch and all. Kroeger's latest squeeze is blond bimbo Victoria Carroll. Carroll in her own way gives the best performance in the film.

Nightmare In Wax is a fun black comedy, not to be taken seriously. It's hardly a great film, but far more enjoyable than I thought.

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