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House of Wax (10-Apr-1953)

Director: André de Toth

Writers: Crane Wilbur; Charles Belden

Music by: David Buttolph

Producer: Bryan Foy

Keywords: Horror, 3D, Wax Museum

A sculptor for a turn-of-the-century wax museum presumably dies trying to save his creations, the fire set for insurance money. Years later he resurfaces physically disfigured, opening a new museum; the wax figures seem awfully uncanny. One of the first early 3D films, in the era where theatergoers were distracted by the newfangled television. This film marks Vincent Price's start as horror icon. Remake of Michael Curtiz' Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Bronson
Actor
3-Nov-1921 30-Aug-2003 Death Wish
Paul Cavanagh
Actor
8-Dec-1888 15-Mar-1964 The Scarlet Claw
Dabbs Greer
Actor
2-Apr-1917 28-Apr-2007 Rev. Alden on Little House
Carolyn Jones
Actor
28-Apr-1929 3-Aug-1983 Morticia on The Addams Family
Phyllis Kirk
Actor
18-Sep-1927 19-Oct-2006 House of Wax
Frank Lovejoy
Actor
28-Mar-1912 2-Oct-1962 The Hitch-Hiker
Paul Picerni
Actor
1-Dec-1922 12-Jan-2011 Lee Hobson on The Untouchables
Vincent Price
Actor
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre

CAST

Starring
Vincent Price   ...   Prof. Henry Jarrod
Frank Lovejoy   ...   Lt. Tom Brennan
Phyllis Kirk   ...   Sue Allen
Carolyn Jones   ...   Cathy Gray
Paul Picerni   ...   Scott Andrews
with
Roy Roberts   ...   Matthew Burke
Angela Clarke   ...   Mrs. Andrews
Paul Cavanagh   ...   Sidney Wallace
Dabbs Greer   ...   Sgt. Jim Shane
Charles Bronson   ...   Igor
Reggie Rymal   ...   The Barker

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