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  1. SpacePirate's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

    Great little horror. A bit like Scarface meets Doctor X, as the former's city slickers and gangsters are paired with the two strip Technicolor and gothic feel of the latter. A formidable pre-Code entry, recommended for fans of scream queen Fay Wray and Glenda Farrell, who essentially steals the show. 4 stars

  2. Aardsy's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

    Every film should have a plucky girl reporter.

  3. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

  4. Matthew Horvath's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

    I love Glenda Farrell. She's a blonde Lois Lane in embryonic form. I love her wise-cracks and flagrant disregard of society. I love how she steals the show completely from "Kong-cubine", Fay Wray! The sets by Anton Grot are a knock-out ... as is the pulpy, lurid subject matter that seems like something out of a '30's WEIRD TALES magazine! The hazy ethereal 2-Strip Technicolor is icing on the cake!

  5. anitaschwarz's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

  6. wpqx's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

    Loved this, although can't help but wonder if would be way better regarded today if they had shot it in black and white (or if two strip Technicolor didn't look so awful)

  7. Daniel S.'s rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

    How do I like this film ! It was released in 1933 but it has a so quick pace that it seems to have been shot 20 years later. When you hear Fay Wray shouting to a policeman : "Hey, how's your sex life", you understand in a second that you're still in that blessed pre-code Hays period that produced so many great movies just before Hollywood lapsed into a 35 years coma. Masterpiece.

  8. MarcH's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

    Astonishing film....scary, funny, intricate...with those killer Expressionist sets and that warm, creepy two-color Technicolor. Interesting to see a horror film set among the "snappy" Warner Bros urban landscape of dames and gangsters. All this and Glenda Farrell too!

  9. Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Mystery of the Wax Museum

    Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray’s second teaming with director Michael Curtiz is not nearly as fun as their first, the horror classic ‘Doctor X’, but its a decent, if routine, old-fashioned mystery helped along considerably by the presence of Glenda Farrell as a plucky gal reporter. Classic horror fans may find it entertaining enough, but not all that memorable.