Vincent Price & Roy Roberts in The House of Wax (1953, dir. André de Toth)
“When they wanted a director for [the first major studio 3-D] film, they hired a man who couldn’t see 3-D at all! André de Toth [who only had one eye] 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.”