Mystery of the Wax Museum

Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery-horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor.wikipedia
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Lionel Atwill

The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh. Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill) is a sculptor who operates a wax museum in 1921 London.
He acted on the stage in Australia before becoming involved in U.S. horror film roles in the 1930s, including leading roles in Doctor X (1932), The Vampire Bat, Murders in the Zoo and Mystery of the Wax Museum (all 1933), and perhaps most memorably as the one-armed Inspector Krogh in Son of Frankenstein (1939), a role famously parodied by Kenneth Mars in Mel Brooks' 1974 satire Young Frankenstein.

Michael Curtiz

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Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery-horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor.
Although rare for Warner Bros., the studio produced two horror films that Curtiz directed, Doctor X (1932) and Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), both in color, with numerous atmospheric scenes filmed on the studio's back lot.

Warner Bros.

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Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery-horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor.
As a result, the first horror films in color were produced and released by the studio: Doctor X (1932) and Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933).

Holmes Herbert

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He gives a private tour to a friend, Dr. Rasmussen (Holmes Herbert) and an investor, Mr. Galatalin (Claude King) showing them sculptures of Joan of Arc, Voltaire, and his favorite, Marie Antoinette.
Herbert is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Jekyll's friend Dr. Lanyon in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), and made something of a career in horror films of the period, appearing in The Terror (1928), The Thirteenth Chair (1929 and 1937), The Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), The Invisible Man (1933), Mark of the Vampire (1935), Tower of London (1939), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), The Undying Monster (1942), The Mummy's Curse and The Son of Dr. Jekyll (1952).

Glenda Farrell

The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh.
Farrell had already proved that she could play hard-boiled reporters in Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) and Hi, Nellie! (1934).

Doctor X (film)

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This film, along with Warner's Doctor X, were the last dramatic fiction films made using the two-color Technicolor process.
The film was one of the last films made, along with Warner Bros' near contemporary Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933), in the early two-color Technicolor process.

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Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery-horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor.
Warner Brothers took the lead once again by producing three features (out of an announced plan for six features): Manhattan Parade (1932), Doctor X (1932) and Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933).

Frank McHugh

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The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

Edwin Maxwell (actor)

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Igor's partner Joe Worth (Edwin Maxwell) proposes to burn the museum down for the insurance money of £10,000.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) - Joe Worth

Gavin Gordon (actor)

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The finger initially points to George Winton (Gavin Gordon), son of a powerful industrialist, but after visiting him in jail, Florence thinks differently.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) - George Winton

Fay Wray

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The film stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, and Frank McHugh.
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) as Charlotte Duncan

Pre-Code Hollywood

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Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery-horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor.
MGM/UA and Turner Classic Movies also released other pre-Code films such as The Divorcee, Doctor X, A Free Soul, Little Caesar, Mystery of the Wax Museum, Possessed, The Public Enemy, Red Dust (remade in 1953 as Mogambo), and Riptide under other labels.

House of Wax (1953 film)

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Although it doesn’t have its own home media release per se, the Technicolor version of the film is available as an extra on the Warner Bros DVD and Blu-ray for House of Wax.
Directed by Andre DeToth and starring Vincent Price, it is a remake of Warner Bros.' Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933).

Charles S. Belden

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The film is based on an unpublished short story, "The Wax Works", by Charles S. Belden, who had also written a play called The Wax Museum, which had been optioned by Charles Rogers, an independent producer.
His 1932 short story "The Wax Works" served as the basis for the 1933 film Mystery of the Wax Museum.

DeWitt Jennings

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DeWitt Jennings as Police Captain
Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) - Police Captain

Matthew Betz

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Igor employs a couple of shady characters: Professor Darcy (Arthur Edmund Carewe), a drug addict, and Hugo (Matthew Betz), a deaf-mute.
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House of Wax (2005 film)

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The 2005 horror film House of Wax was also credited as being based on the 1953 film and the same original play.
It is a loose remake of the 1953 film of the same name, itself a remake of the 1933 movie Mystery of the Wax Museum.

Arthur Edmund Carewe

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Igor employs a couple of shady characters: Professor Darcy (Arthur Edmund Carewe), a drug addict, and Hugo (Matthew Betz), a deaf-mute.

List of early color feature films

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List of early color feature films

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Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery-horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor.

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Mystery of the Wax Museum is a 1933 American pre-Code mystery-horror film directed by Michael Curtiz and released by Warner Bros. in two-color Technicolor.

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Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill) is a sculptor who operates a wax museum in 1921 London.

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Ivan Igor (Lionel Atwill) is a sculptor who operates a wax museum in 1921 London.