Mystery Of The Wax Museum

Mystery Of The Wax Museum
There’s something strange about the wax figures at the newly opened wax museum. While wily reporter Florence Dempsey tries to uncover the secret, her friend, Charlotte, becomes the object of Ivan Igor’s infatuation—where he longs to make recreate her as his Marie Antoinette masterpiece. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching 1933’s “Mystery of the Wax Museum”.

· At the beginning of the movie, Ivan Igor introduces the Marie Antoinette figure to his two visitors. Throughout the scene, not only is it visible that it’s Fay Wray in costume, but the “statue” also moves. A few moments later, when Marie Antoinette is burning during the fire, it’s obviously the wax model that’s being shown.

· Florence is talking with Jimmy at the news office regarding the story. She threatens to quit over the story regarding the missing body. Jimmy caves and tells her she can do things her way. They walk back to Jimmy’s desk where Florence puts her right hand on the black telephone holder/stand. In the next right side view, her hand is down on the desk.

· Ralph and Hugo are sculpting before the wax museum opens. When Ivan Igor arrives, he talks to Ralph and turns and talks to Hugo about the sculpture of himself. Hugo’s hands proceed to change position during the scene. This is especially noticeable in the side view where both of his hands are near the face of the sculpture. It then cuts to a close-up where only his right hand is on its ear. In the following wide view, neither hand is near the figure’s face.

· The police officer walks in to show Florence and the Police Chief the watch they found. The Police Chief is holding his cigar and puts it in his mouth before grabbing the watch. But, in the next closer view of him, the cigar has suddenly disappeared.

· Near the end of the movie, when the police are trying to break into the work room, they are shown hitting the sliding door with a wooden crate, leaving a hole in the center. However, when it cuts to the view on the opposite side, the upper half of the door has been broken through.

“Mystery of the Wax Museum” (1933) stars Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh and Edwin Maxwell. It runs 77 minutes and is Unrated.

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