Here are the 3D and 2D Mexican lobby cards for House of Wax. I saw it on the big screen when it was re-released in 1971. The moment when Charles Bronson appears to jump from a theater seat and onto the screen is one I'll always remember.
“It’s one of the great Hollywood stories,” Vincent Price recalled. “When they wanted a director for [a 3-D] film, they hired a man who couldn’t see 3-D at all! André de Toth was a very good director, but he really was the wrong director for 3-D. He’d go to the rushes and say, ‘Why is everybody so excited about this?’ It didn’t mean anything to him. But he made a good picture, a good thriller. He was largely responsible for the success of the picture. The 3-D tricks just happened—there weren’t a lot of them. Later on, they threw everything at everybody.” (Film Retrospective: House of Wax 1953)
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