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Terror in the Wax Museum (1973)

The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police investigator to determine whether the killer is one of the principles who wants to own... See full summary »

Director:

Georg Fenady

Writers:

Jameson Brewer (screenplay), Andrew J. Fenady (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Milland ... Harry Flexner
Elsa Lanchester ... Julia Hawthorn
Maurice Evans ... Inspector Daniels
John Carradine ... Claude Dupree
Mark Edwards ... Sergeant Michael Hawks (as Mark W. Edwards)
Louis Hayward ... Tim Fowley
Patric Knowles ... Mr. Southcott
Lisa Lu ... Madame Yang
Steven Marlo ... Karkov
Nicole Shelby Nicole Shelby ... Margaret Collins
Shani Wallis ... Laurie Mell
Broderick Crawford ... Amos Burns
Ben Wright ... First Constable
Mathilda Calnan Mathilda Calnan ... First Charwoman
Peggy Stewart ... Second Charwoman
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Storyline

The murder of a Wax Museum proprietor and some other strange goings-on in the vicinity prompt a police investigator to determine whether the killer is one of the principles who wants to own the museum or if Jack the Ripper has returned to killing after a hiatus of ten years.

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Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terror en el museo de cera See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Nicole Shelby receives prominent billing in the opening credits, but is curiously absent during the end credits. See more »

Goofs

In several scenes, the wax figures can be seen moving and breathing. See more »

Quotes

[after Harry shows up to work with a hangover]
Julia Hawthorn: You're late and you look a disgrace!
Harry Flexner: I feel splendid!
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Scared the @#$^% out of me as a child
8 October 2002 | by tdinanSee all my reviews

The basic premise is not far removed from the many remakes of the classic "Mystery of the Wax Museum"...there are some gruesome murders at a famous house of wax featuring the likenesses of such infamous characters as Jack The Ripper, Lizzie Borden, Bluebeard the Pirate, Marie Antoinette, and Ivan the Terrible. Who's responsible? Who's next? Who's real? Who's wax?

With a distinguished cast of great actors from Hollywood's Golden Years, this would be a great find for real movie buffs who don't mind a good scare. One scene standing out in particular is one where a woman of ill-repute is stalked by Jack the Ripper. I last saw it 20 years ago, and still get the chills.


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