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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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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Edwards was cast after the producers saw him in a British horror film. 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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Connections

References House of Wax (1953) See more »

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Charming little flick
20 January 2009 | by rose-294See all my reviews

Forget the IMDb rating - it should be 7/10. This is a charming little film about wax museum and murders in Victorian England. Is Jack the Ripper behind it all? Eeek! Or is there something supernatural involved - like the living wax figures? Double eek! It's entertaining and clean little flick, with no gore, bad language or other touches of Whitechapel sewers, and a supporting cast is full of seasoned monster movie veterans, including Elsa Lanchester (Bride of Frankenstein herself!), John Carradine (Dracula from Universal classics House of Frankenstein and House of Dracula) and Patric Knowles (the werewolf movie milestone Wolf man).


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