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Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) starring Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, directed by Michael Curtiz

Mystery of the Wax Museum

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Synopsis of Mystery of the Wax Museum

In Mystery of the Wax Museum,  bodies are mysteriously disappearing all over the town, and a new wax museum has just opened. Is there a connection? But of course! In this horror classic, Fay Wray (King Kong) stars as the intended victim of a mad wax sculptor obsessed by her resemblance to one of his prior creations.

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Sherlock Holmes - Prelude to Murder (aka Dressed to Kill) (1946) starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

Prelude to Murder

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Sherlock Holmes – Prelude to Murder (aka Dressed to Kill) (1946) starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce

Holmes: Somehow, the tune… is the key to the mystery. It must be the tune. Otherwise, why use three musical boxes to convey the message? Why not collar boxes, or shoe boxes? 

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The Invisible Man, starring Claude Rains

The Invisible Man [Claude Rains]

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The Invisible Man (1933), starring Claude Rains, directed by James Whale

The signature adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man stars Claude Rains as a scientist who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, the scientist arrives at a small English village and attempts to reverse his discovery.

However, the same drug that renders him invisible is slowly driving him insane … And capable of committing acts of terror. Directed by James Whale, the horror classic features groundbreaking special effects by John P. Fulton.

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) starring Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins, Rose Hobart, Holmes Herbert, Halliwell Hobbes, Edgar Norton

Review of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

buy Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from amazon.com Fredric March won an Oscar for his portrayal of Dr. Henry Jekyll — and the bestial Mr. Hyde — and deservedly so.  His portrayal of Hyde as a barely-restrained beast is correct. Hyde is a literal monster in human form, unrestrained anger, lust, and desire.  He also portrays Dr. Jekyll very well, as a man of science who is caring, compassionate, and somewhat obsessed with expanding human knowledge. And a man who is deeply in love with his fianceé, and wants to marry her.

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