He’s now confined to a wheelchair, and has to rely on assistants to create his new sculptures. Florence returns back to the newsroom to type up her story. Years later, Igor starts a new museum in New York, but his maimed hands confine him to directing lesser artists. The wax figurines succumb to the intense heat as Joe knocks Igor out cold. Your email address will not be published. The reason that the museum is doing so poorly is because people only want to see the macabre figures that a nearby wax museum caters to. were the norm and not the exception.This wonderful movie was way ahead of its time. Once a month, we send out a newsletter to let our listeners know our upcoming film reviews. Igor knocks him out with a wooden truncheon. Charlotte and Florence head to the museum; Charlotte for a lunch date with Ralph, and Florence to snoop around. He saves the life of Jean Thatcher, a beautiful young socialite injured in an automobile accident and becomes increasingly attracted to her. Is 'The Mystery of the Wax Museum' based on a book? As they drive, Winton professes his love for her and asks her to marry him. The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor. Mystery of the Wax Museum is rare in the fact that it was filmed in the two-color Technicolor film process. Subscribe today to become a member of the MHM Secret Circle. He shows them life-like sculptures of Joan of Arc, Voltaire, and his most-treasured piece, Marie Antoinette. Darcy also works on the side for Joe Worth, who we find is now now a bootlegger in town. He notes her striking resemblance to his lost prized sculpture of Marie Antoinette, and he takes an immediate interest in the woman. Crime, Certificate: Passed He then begins heating up a vat full of wax which he intends on encasing her in so she can become his prized Marie Antoinette sculpture. If the title seems a little familiar, you perhaps know it best under it’s Vincent Price starring re-make, 1953’s “House of Wax,” which itself was remade again in 2005. Paris, France: a demented surgeon's obsession with a British actress leads him to secretly replace her concert pianist husband's train-wreck-mangled hands with those of a guillotined murderer. Starting February 1, 2021, MHM's Movie Reviews will only be available on this website or streaming on Youtube.Please subscribe to the MHM Podcast Network’s YouTube channel so you don't miss out on any episodes. As she heads to the morgue, a hideously-deformed person steals Gale’s body from it. Not only has that fire disfigured Igor’s body physically, but disfigured him mentally too. Looking for a movie the entire family can enjoy? Igor attempts to stop him, but when the two get into a fist fight, the fire begins to rage uncontrollably around them. Drama. They have been following him since he was let out of jail, and want to know what he’s up to. Ralph wakes in time to remove Charlotte from the table before the wax pours all over her. (1933). Even better than "The Creature from the Black Lagoon".Fay Wray was pure candy and she practiced her scream well for the upcoming "King Kong". Aurora , Illinois 60502, Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Frank McHugh, Glenda Farrell, Allen Vincent, Gavin Gordon, Edwin Maxwell, Holmes Herbert, Claude King, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Thomas E. Jackson, DeWitt Jennings, Matthew Betz, Horror (Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1). However by now, Darcy has lead them to an abandoned-looking building, and she has Winton wait outside for her. Thanks to the meticulous new restoration presented on this disc, the film can now be experienced as intended. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Warner Archive last month released to blu-ray an incredible restoration of the once lost 1933 pre-code horror film “Mystery of the Wax Museum” starring Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill. She though quickly decides that Winton is innocent. They arrest Winton, and Florence heads to the jail to question him. The only other film to use this process was Doctor X from 1932. Florence interrupts, and tells them what she just saw. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Even though the museum isn’t open for business just yet, Florence slips in while Ralph slips out to tell Charlotte that he can’t have lunch now. To get some of his money back, Joe tells Igor his plan to burn the museum down for the £10,000 insurance policy. View production, box office, & company info. The sculptures impress Mr. Galatalin greatly, and he asks for permission to submit Igor’s work to the Royal Academy once he returns from a trip. Directed by Michael Curtiz. They all run back to the house where they spot Darcy running from it. Rod Crawford , Considering the fact that this 1933 movie was produced during the depression, when moviegoers expected pure entertainment, the results were exactly what they wanted.

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