Mystery of the Wax Museum
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In this film, New York City is plagued by several disappearances -- not only of live people, but of recently-deceased corpses from the morgue. Hard-boiled girl reporter Glenda Farrell browbeats her long-suffering editor Frank McHugh into investigating these disappearances.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the punchiest, most watchable '30s horror films made anywhere outside of Universal."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Has its share of creeps, but noteworthy for its early 2-strip Technicolor."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A swell mix of comedy and creepiness"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"This benefits from Anton Grot's excellent set design but suffers from the decision to make the central character an annoying reporter (Glenda Farrell) who's as much of a hindrance as she is a help to the police."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"...the movie's quick-paced dialogue makes it a combination "Front Page" and "Frankenstein," representing two genres picking up steam in the early thirties."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A true classic of horror."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A fun weirdo classic pulp horror tale from the 1930s."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Mystery of the Wax Museum is not without its drawing cards, but it's nowhere near as fun as its eventual remake."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
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