Cinema: The New Pictures: Feb. 27, 1933

The Mystery of the Wax Museum

(Warner). Warner Brothers started the vogue for gangster pictures and, in the opinion of Vice President Jack Warner, almost every other trend in the cinema since 1927, except the trend toward bankruptcy. This picture, a new experiment in color, is better than the ones which most major companies tried a year or two ago. At once lurid and realistic, colored cinematography is appropriate to mystery stories, particularly to this one which starts with a conflagration in a waxworks gallery.

Connoisseurs of mystery fiction may well despise The Mystery...

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