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Waxworks

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German filmmaker Paul Leni functioned as both director and production designer for the Caligariesque Waxworks ([[Feature~V140040~Das Wachsfigurenkabinett~daswachsfigurenkabinett]]). Using a wax museum as the unifying factor, Leni weaves three separate stories of Evil Incarnate. Emil Jannings stars as middle-Eastern despot Harroun al Raschid; Conrad Veidt is cast as Ivan the Terrible; and Werner Krauss impersonates Jack the Ripper. Of the three, Ivan is perhaps the most odious, especially in his sadistic...more

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