A sculptor of wax figures for a museum is horrified when his partner wants to torch it for insurance. They fight and the sculptor is accidently knocked out in the scuffle and left to "perish" among the flames. He resurfaces many years later for the launch of his own wax museum. The opening coincides with the sudden disappearance of some dead bodies from the city morgue.
A film in which just about every technical and dramatic gambit has been judged to near perfection.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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