A wax-museum employee fights to preserve five figures of famous murderers.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Martin Lombard Senescu
Ernest Ferguson
Margaret Field ...
Emma Senescu (as Maggie Mahoney)
William Mims ...
Gas Man
Van Man (as Lennie Bremen)
Sailor (as Ed Barth)
Bob Mitchell ...
Robert McCord ...
Burke (as Robert L. McCord)
Marcel Hillaire ...
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Martin Lombard Senescu is a gentle man and the curator of Murderer's Row in Ferguson's wax museum. He loves his work and is fascinated by what drives men to commit the crimes that they do. He's informed by his boss Mr. Ferguson that the property is being sold to developers who will raze the building and erect a supermarket. Martin brings 5 of of wax figures home but after a year his wife is at her wits end. Martin spends all of his time in the basement with his beloved friends and the cost of keeping them is eating into their already limited income. When Martin finds Emma dead in the basement he buries her there. When her brother Dave shows up, he too is apparently killed. After Mr. Ferguson finally finds a buyer for the wax figures, Martin reluctantly agrees to let them go. There is an addition to he exhibit however. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

4 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The US Navy sailors depicted as part of the Museum tour group are a third class petty officer (blonde) and seaman (dark hair). See more »


When Martin Senescu answers the couple, "Perhaps not young man..." The left most sailor (dark hair) is looking to his right, arms uncrossed, by his side. As Martin continues to speak (no break) and the camera angle changes, the sailor is now looking up and to his left, arms crossed with his left chin touching his chin. See more »


Martin Lombard Senescu: They need me!
Emma Senescu: Martin, they aren't alive. They don't need anybody!
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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: Of Late I Think of Cliffordville (1963) See more »

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Wax Friends
4 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Martin Balsam stars as Martin Lombard Senescu, long-time curator with Murders' Row in Ferguson's Wax Museum, who is stunned to find out that, because of poor attendance, the museum will be shut down and sold to re-developers to make way for a new supermarket! Appalled but powerless, Martin convinces Mr. Ferguson to let him take home five of the wax figures so that he can start his own museum, but the cost of refrigeration financially tasks him, and it seems the wax murderers are having a sinister influence on Martin, driving him to commit his own murders... Balsam is excellent here, and the story nicely fills out the hour length, with some eerie sequences, ambiguities, and clever twist ending.

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