Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray are teamed here for the second time in a Michael Curtiz-directed, Warner Brothers-produced two-strip Technicolor horror film (their first pairing was in DR. X in 1932). The film opens in London, in 1921, as the brilliant sculptor Ivan Igor (Atwill) is hard at work
on his latest creation, surrounded by beautiful wax sculptures of female historical figures. Having eschewed the more sensational--and, therefore, more lucrative--figures of killers like Jack the Ripper in favor of these beautiful creations, Ivan finds his wax museum on the brink of bankruptcy. A
fight over finances between Ivan and his partner, Joe Worth (Edwin Maxwell), result...