Midnight at Madame Tussaud's

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Midnight at Madame Tussaud's
Directed by George Pearson
Written byJames S. Edwards
Kim Peacock
Roger MacDougall
Produced byJames S. Edwards
Starring Lucille Lisle
James Carew
Charles Oliver
CinematographyJimmy Borger
Edited byE.D.G. Pilkington
Music byA.D. Valentine
Highbury Studios
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures
Release date
  • 1936 (1936)
Running time
63 min
CountryUnited Kingdom

Midnight at Madame Tussaud's is a 1936 British thriller film directed by George Pearson and starring Lucille Lisle, James Carew and Charles Oliver. [1] The screenplay concerns an explorer who bets his friends he can spend a night in Madame Tussaud's chamber of horrors.


Plot summary

A daring explorer bets his friends he can spend a night in Madame Tussaud's chamber of horrors. Meanwhile, on the outside, his young female ward is in danger from an unscrupulous gang.


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  1. "Midnight at Madame Tussaud's (1936)". BFI. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2016.