Harry Houdini
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Harry Houdini (Character)
from "Houdini" (2014)

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"Houdini and Doyle: Strigoi (#1.8)" (2016)
Adelaide Stratton: I'm not ruling out anyone as a suspect, including Mr. Stoker.
Arthur Conan Doyle: Bram is incapable of such a crime. Yes, he's socially awkward but he is a loyal friend who provided a great deal of encouragement when I decided to stop practicing medicine and write full-time.
Harry Houdini: That's great. Good luck with that.

Adelaide Stratton: So you believe his story ?
Arthur Conan Doyle: Of course I do.
Harry Houdini: As much as it pains me to agree with Doyle, I do too.
[Adelaide stares at him]
Harry Houdini: Well I know what it feels like having obsessed fans hounding you. The number of times I've come back to my hotel and found a woman in my room...
Arthur Conan Doyle: They're called housekeepers.

Adelaide Stratton: Perhaps
[the maid]
Adelaide Stratton: found something incriminating about him ?
Arthur Conan Doyle: There's nothing incriminating to be found. It's a wild-goose chase.
Harry Houdini: Unlike being called to a cemetery to look for vampires ?

Arthur Conan Doyle: According to Darwin, species continually adapt to higher forms in order to survive. The ultimate form of which is immortality.
Adelaide Stratton: Nothing lives forever.
Harry Houdini: Exactly. The only path to immortality is fame. People will be talking about me for hundreds of years. And you ?
[looks at Doyle]
Harry Houdini: For at least a dozen.

Harry Houdini: I broke out of this same exact cell two years ago.
Arthur Conan Doyle: How did you do it ?
Harry Houdini: Flawlessly.

Would-be Vampire: [a group of would-be vampires approach Houdini and Doyle in the cemetary] You're trespassing in our home.
Harry Houdini: No, your home is in the basement of your mother's house, where you spend 20 hours a day reading fantasy books. This is where you come to act them out.


Death Defying Acts (2007)
Benji McGarvie: Name's Benji, Mr. Houdini.
Harry Houdini: "Benji, Mr. Houdini"? Well, I'd drop the second part. It's already spoken for. Just plain Benji sounds good to me.
Benji McGarvie: "Just plain Benji" isn't much of a name either.
Harry Houdini: Well, we have a comedienne here, Mr. Sugarman. Maybe she can do the warm-up.

Mary McGarvie: Hard graft. If I fail, we starve.
Harry Houdini: Well, I fail, and I die.

Harry Houdini: This experiment is nothing less than a battle between love and death, gentlemen. Is death final, or will love triumph? Place your bets, please.

Mary McGarvie: I don't much like me.
Harry Houdini: Well, I do.


FairyTale: A True Story (1997)
Harry Houdini: Anything can be faked by anyone.

Harry Houdini: Never try to fool children. They expect nothing and therefore see everything.

Harry Houdini: Cover your ass!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Cover my what?


Houdini (1953)
Harry Houdini: I hadn't prepared anything for tonight, but perhaps I have something that will amuse you. So if you'll get a couple of broomsticks, I'll get my wife - and we'll see what we can do.

Harry Houdini: It'll be the most dangerous thing I've ever done.
Bess Houdini: And the most dangerous!
Harry Houdini: Bess, people aren't going to stand in line and watch me pull rabbits out of a hat.
Bess Houdini: Why? Why must every act you do be flirting with death?
Harry Houdini: Because it's the only act that'll hold an audience spellbound. People fall asleep at the opera, but they stay wide awake at the bullfights because ther's one man defying death down in that arena. You take this out of my act and I'm nothing!
Bess Houdini: You keep it in and we're both nothing!


"The Incredible Hulk: The Quiet Room (#2.21)" (1979)
Houdini: I have more ways of getting out of here than you can immagine.
[produces a device from his pocket]
Houdini: This is a new home made number.
[kisses it]


"Houdini: Part 1 (#1.1)" (2014)
Harry Houdini: Harry Houdini
[Voiceover]
Harry Houdini: One way or another, we all want to escape. When ordinary life shackles us we need to get away. Get away from boredom, from pain, from fear. But not me. Fear is how I know I'm alive. Unlike other people I don't escape life. I escape death. Hell of a way to make a living.


"Houdini and Doyle: Spring-Heel'd Jack (#1.4)" (2016)
Harry Houdini: How about you?
Harry Houdini: Do you ever think of getting married?
Adelaide Stratton: I make it a rule to never discuss my personal life with anyone hiding from their mother.


"Houdini and Doyle: The Pall of LaPier (#1.10)" (2016)
Harry Houdini: Am I the only one that doesn't like Canadians?


"Murdoch Mysteries: Houdini Whodunit (#2.4)" (2009)
Harry Houdini: [Because the police have no hard evidence against him] I'll say good evening, gentlemen.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: I'm watching you, Harold.
Harry Houdini: [Hearing the name Harold makes him stop and turn arround] Harry. Harry Houdini. Soon everyone will know my name.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: Not for the reasons you'd like.