House of Wax (1953) Poster


Paul Cavanagh: Sidney Wallace



  • Prof. Henry Jarrod : People say they can see my Marie Antoinette breathe; that her breast rises and falls. Look at her eyes. They follow you where ever you go. She's very real to me.

    Bruce Allison : You know her eyes do follow you.

    Prof. Henry Jarrod : They're made of glass, more's the pity, the exact size and color of the original. They're inserted into the sockets from inside by way of the hollow neck before the head is attached to the body.

    Prof. Henry Jarrod : [speaking to the figure of Marie Antoinette]  Forgive me, my dear, for discussing your intimate secrets.

    Prof. Henry Jarrod : [to the men accompanying him]  Oh, I'm sorry. I lose myself at times.

    Sidney Wallace : Professor, if people knew what you have inside these walls, you couldn't accomodate the crowds. What you need here is exploitation - more advertising.

    Bruce Allison : Thats exactly what I've been telling him.

    Prof. Henry Jarrod : Oh, my partner wouldn't agree. He's not happy here. He wants to invest in something else. Mr. Wallace, would you care to become a partner in this venture? Would you buy him out?

    Sidney Wallace : You know, I might take you up on that offer, if my lawyers approve and the price is right.

    Prof. Henry Jarrod : With your support I could do wonders. I'd make any sacrifice.

    Sidney Wallace : Unfortunately, I'm leaving this weekend for Egypt. I'm financing some excavations there. However, I'll be back in three months - then I'll be glad to discuss the deal.

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