Tag: Michael Curtiz

Episode 37 – Mystery of the Wax Museum

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Mystery of the Wax MuseumThis episode focuses on a rather obscure film that is a favorite of Tim and Melissa.  Mystery of the Wax Museum has lots of things working for it.  It has Fay Wray (of King Kong fame) and is directed by Michael Curtiz (who also directed Casablanca).  The film would later be remade into House of Wax, starring Vincent Price.  It may take a little while to find this film but the search will be worth it.  Enjoy!

Our next episode will be with a live audience from the Trylon Microcinema where we watched Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence.

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Mystery of the Wax Museum poster Rating: 6.9/10 (4,110 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Don Mullaly (screen play), Carl Erickson (screen play), Charles Belden (from the story by)
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh
Runtime: 77 min
Rated: Passed
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 18 Feb 1933
Plot: The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Episode 1 – Casablanca

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CasablancaWelcome to the inaugural episode of our podcast! This podcast will follow our attempts to  educate Jena Young on the great films that she hasn’t seen yet. Or, occasionally, just the ones she doesn’t remember.  This week’s episode was recorded before co-host Melissa Kaercher became a co-host so Tim Wick educates Jena all on his own.  If you didn’t suss it out from the title, we start with one of Tim’s favorite films – Casablanca.  To open the podcast, Jena tells us everything she knows about the movie she is about to see.  Then we take a break to watch the movie. If you really feel like playing along, you can watch it too!  Then we come back and discuss the movie.  We hope you enjoy our first podcast and keep coming back for more!

Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca poster Rating: 8.5/10 (471,670 votes)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Philip G. Epstein (screenplay), Howard Koch (screenplay), Murray Burnett (play), Joan Alison (play)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains
Runtime: 102 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Released: 23 Jan 1943
Plot: A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.