Midnight at Madame Tussaud’s (1936)

UK, 1936
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by George Pearson.

Plot Summary

The famed explorer Sir Clive Cheyne bets that he can spend the night alone in the Chamber of Horrors at London's famous wax museum, Madame Tussauds. But he hadn't bargained on a group of who are planning to steal a fortune from his young ward, Carol.


* = uncredited

Directed by: George Pearson
© [not given on screen]
A Premier Sound Film production
Producer: J. Steven Edwards *
From an original story by: James S. Edwards and Roger MacDougall
Dialogue: Kim Peacock
Photography: Jimmy Berger
Editor: E.D.G. Pilkington
Sound Recording: A.D. Valentine
Recorded on: R.C.A. Photophone
Art Direction: Donald Russell
Produced at Highbury Studios, Highbury New Park, N. and Madame Tussauds, London with the co-operation of Mr J.M. O'Connor of Madame Tussaud's

James Carew (Sir Clive Cheyne)
Charles Oliver (Harry Newton)
Lucille Lisle (Carol Cheyne)
Kim Peacock (Nick Frome)
Patrick Barr (Gerry Melville)
Billy Hartnell [real name: William Hartnell.[/mfn] (Stubbs)
Lydia Sherwood (Brenda)
Bernard Miles [Kelvin] *

Alternative Titles

Midnight at the Wax Museum – USA



  • Kine Weekly no.1550 (31 December 1936) – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.3 no.36 (December 1936) p.213 – credits, review
  • Radio Times vol.104 no.1366 16 December 1949 p.47 – credits
  • Today's Cinema vol.47 no.3496 (24 December 1936) – review