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House of Wax ()


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An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.

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Prof. Henry Jarrod
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Det. Lt. Tom Brennan
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Sue Allen
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Cathy Gray
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Scott Andrews
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Matthew Burke
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Mrs. Andrews
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Sidney Wallace
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Sgt. Jim Shane
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Igor (as Charles Buchinsky)
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The Barker
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Pompous Patron with Watch (uncredited)
Joanne Brown ...
Girlfriend (uncredited)
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Museum Patron (uncredited)
Leo Curley ...
Portly Man (uncredited)
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Medical Examiner (uncredited)
Darwin Greenfield ...
Lodger (uncredited)
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Museum Patron (uncredited)
Mary Lou Holloway ...
Millie (uncredited)
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Lodger (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Spectator at Wax Museum / Man Entering Music Hall (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Richard Lightner ...
Detective (uncredited)
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Spectator at Wax Museum / Man Entering Music Hall (uncredited)
Terry Mitchell ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
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Surgeon (uncredited)
Riza Royce ...
Mrs. Flanagan (uncredited)
Norman Stevans ...
Museum Patron (uncredited)
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Can-Can Dancer (uncredited)
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Bruce Allison (uncredited)
Merry Townsend ...
Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ...
Scrubwoman (uncredited)
Ruth Whitney ...
Can Can Dancer (uncredited)
Shirley Whitney ...
Girlfriend (uncredited)
Jack Wise ...
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Jack Woody ...
Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
Trude Wyler ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Leon Averill (uncredited)

Directed by

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André De Toth ... (as Andre de Toth)

Written by

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Crane Wilbur ... (screenplay)
 
Charles Belden ... (story)

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Bryan Foy ... producer
Joe Dreier ... associate producer (uncredited)

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David Buttolph

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Bert Glennon
J. Peverell Marley ... (as Peverell Marley)
Robert Burks ... (uncredited)

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Rudi Fehr
James Kitchen ... (uncredited)

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Janet Wilson ... colorist
Jean-Pierre Steimer ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Stanley Fleischer

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Lyle B. Reifsnider

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Howard Shoup

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Gordon Bau ... makeup artist

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James McMahon ... assistant director (as Jimmy McMahon)

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Donald P. Desmond ... set construction (uncredited)
Red Turner ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Charles Lang ... sound

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Julian Gunzburg ... visual consultant (as Julian Gunzburg M.D.)

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Charles Horvath ... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader ... stunts (uncredited)

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Jack Woods ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator
Max Steiner ... composer: trailer (uncredited)

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Milton Gunzburg ... 3-D supervisor (as M.L. Gunzburg)
Lothrop B. Worth ... 3-D consultant (as Lothrop Worth)
Kathryn Stuberg ... wax figures (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Professor Henry Jarrod is a true artist whose wax sculptures are lifelike. He specializes in historical tableau's such a Marie Antoinette or Joan of Arc. His business partner, Matthew Burke, needs some of his investment returned to him and pushes Jarrod to have more lurid exposes like a chamber of horrors. When Jarrod refuses, Burke set the place alight destroying all of his beautiful work in the hope of claiming the insurance. Jarrod is believed to have died in the fire but he unexpectedly reappears some 18 months later when he opens a new exhibit. This time, his displays focus on the macabre but he has yet to reproduce his most cherished work, Marie Antoinette. When he meets his new assistant's beautiful friend, Sue Allen, he knows he's found the perfect model - only unbeknown to anyone, he has a very particular way of making his wax creations. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Wax Works (United States)
  • L'homme au masque de cire (France)
  • Das Kabinett des Professor Bondi (Germany)
  • Los crímenes del museo de cera (Spain)
  • Gabinet figur woskowych (Poland)
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  • 88 min
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Box Office

Budget $658,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $260,147

Did You Know?

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Trivia Warner Bros.' first 3-D movie, filmed by director André De Toth - who was blind in one eye and hence could not see the effect. See more »
Goofs During the fight scene between Henry Jarrod and his ex-business partner Matthew Burke, Burke grabs a flail and hurls it towards the camera. As the flail reaches the top of the screen, the camera shakes vertically for a moment. This is because the handle of the flail hit the top of the camera. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014). See more »
Soundtracks On the Rue de la Paix See more »
Quotes Prof. Henry Jarrod: Once in his lifetime, every artist feels the hand of God, and creates something that comes alive.
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