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The Resource 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, (VIDEORECORDING)

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, (VIDEORECORDING)

Label
House of wax
Title
House of wax
Statement of responsibility
[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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • kor
  • kor
  • por
  • spa
  • tha
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • ind
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • jpn
  • eng
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
Awards note
House of wax was named to the National Film Registry in 2014 by Library of Congress
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
House of wax (Motion picture : 1953)
Credits note
Credits: Directors of photography: Bert Glennon, Peverell Marley ; film editor, Rudi Fehr ; music, David Buttolph
Dewey number
  • 791.43/72
  • 791.436164
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG (House of wax) ; Not rated (Mystery of the Wax Museum)
Language note
  • 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
  • In English, French, or Spanish with optional Bahasa, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, or Thai subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1977
  • 1886-1973
  • 1912-2002
  • 1888-1962
  • 1911-1993
  • 1914-1962
  • 1927-2006
  • 1930-1983
  • 1922-2011
  • 1885-1946
  • 1907-2004
  • 1904-1971
  • 1899-1981
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foy, Bryan
  • Wilbur, Crane
  • De Toth, André
  • Curtiz, Michael
  • Price, Vincent
  • Lovejoy, Frank
  • Kirk, Phyllis
  • Jones, Carolyn
  • Picerni, Paul
  • Atwill, Lionel
  • Wray, Fay
  • Farrell, Glenda
  • McHugh, Frank
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Vitaphone Corp
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
165
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waxworks
  • Sculptors
  • Attempted murder
  • Insurance fraud
  • Body snatching
  • Escultores
  • Fraude
Target audience
adolescent
Technique
live action
Label
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, (VIDEORECORDING)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • House of wax originally released as a motion picture in 1953 ; mystery of the Wax Museum originally released as a motion picture in 1933
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Control code
ocn477409542
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3é4 in.
  • other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Isbn
9781419887291
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • 1000112652
  • 3000024185
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)477409542
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)
  • DVD, Dolby digital surround stereo
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (VIDEORECORDING)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • House of wax originally released as a motion picture in 1953 ; mystery of the Wax Museum originally released as a motion picture in 1933
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Control code
ocn477409542
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3é4 in.
  • other
Edition
Standard version.
Extent
1 videodisc (165 min.)
Isbn
9781419887291
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • 1000112652
  • 3000024185
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)477409542
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)
  • DVD, Dolby digital surround stereo
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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