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Uniform Title House of wax (Motion picture : 1953)
Title House of wax / [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth. Mystery of the Wax Museum / a Warner Bros. & Vitaphone Picture ; directed by Michael Curtiz.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD HOUSE OF WAX    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - DVDs  DVD HOUSE    Check Shelf
Edition [Standard version].
Description 1 videodisc (165 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3é4 in.
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital rda
laser optical rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture marcgt
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; double-sided disc ; Dolby Digital stereo surround (House of wax, English track), Dolby Digital mono (House of wax, French and Spanish tracks; Mystery of the wax museum).
Performer House of wax cast: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni.
Mystery of the Wax Museum cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh.
Summary House of wax: A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner proposes setting fire to the unpopular museum in order to collect the insurance money. As the wax figures melt amid the blaze, the two men begin to fight. The sculptor is knocked out and left to 'perish' amongst the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. However, the opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue. His assistant begins to suspect his boss of foul play, especially after the deranged wizard of wax begins eyeing the friend of his assistant's lovely girlfriend as a model for a waxed figure of Marie Antoinette.
Mystery of the wax museum: The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.
Contents [Side A]: House of wax (88 min.) -- Special features: Round-the-clock premiere: Coast hails House of wax [newsreel] -- Original theatrical trailer ; [Side B]: Mystery of the wax museum (77 min.).
Note Title from container.
Audience MPAA rating: PG (House of wax) ; Not rated (Mystery of the Wax Museum).
Note House of wax originally released as a motion picture in 1953 ; mystery of the Wax Museum originally released as a motion picture in 1933.
Terms Of Use This DVD is copy protected.
Awards House of wax was named to the National Film Registry in 2014 by Library of Congress
Credits Credits: Directors of photography: Bert Glennon, Peverell Marley ; film editor, Rudi Fehr ; music, David Buttolph.
Language House of wax: English (Dolby stereo. surround, Dolby mono), dubbed French (Dolby mono.) or dubbed Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue; optional subtitles in Bahasa, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai; English closed captions for the hearing impaired (bonus material may not be closed-captioned).
Mystery of the wax museum: English dialogue; optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or Thai; English closed captions for the hearing impaired.
Subject Waxworks -- United States -- Drama.
Sculptors -- United States -- Drama.
Attempted murder -- United States -- Drama.
Insurance fraud -- United States -- Drama.
Body snatching -- United States -- Drama.
Escultores -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Fraude -- Estados Unidos -- Teatro.
Attempted murder. (OCoLC)fst00820786
Body snatching. (OCoLC)fst00835392
Insurance fraud. (OCoLC)fst00974746
Sculptors. (OCoLC)fst01109473
Waxworks. (OCoLC)fst01172938
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Insurance fraud -- United States -- Drama -- Video recordings.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
Horror films. (OCoLC)fst01710373
Thrillers (Motion pictures) (OCoLC)fst01726193
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Horror films.
Suspense films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Foy, Bryan, 1896-1977.
Wilbur, Crane, 1886-1973.
De Toth, André, 1912-2002.
Curtiz, Michael, 1886-1962.
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993.
Lovejoy, Frank, 1912-1962.
Kirk, Phyllis, 1927-2006.
Jones, Carolyn, 1930-1983.
Picerni, Paul, 1922-2011.
Atwill, Lionel, 1885-1946.
Wray, Fay, 1907-2004.
Farrell, Glenda, 1904-1971.
McHugh, Frank, 1899-1981.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Vitaphone Corp.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Mystery of the Wax Museum.
ISBN 1419887297
Standard No. 883929091485
Music No. 1000112652 Warner Home Video
3000024185 Warner Home Video
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