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The Man from Beyond (1922)

 |  Mystery  |  2 April 1922 (USA)
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A man who has been frozen in the Arctic ice for 100 years returns to civilization to find his lost love.

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Howard Hillary / The Man From Beyond
Arthur Maude ...
Dr. Gilbert Trent
Albert Tavernier ...
Dr. Crawford Strange
Erwin Connelly ...
Dr. Gregory Sinclair
Frank Montgomery ...
François Duval
Luis Alberni ...
Captain of the Barkentine
Yale Benner ...
Milt Norcross
Jane Connelly ...
Felice Strange / Felice Norcross
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Marie Le Grande
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The body of a man, Howard Hillary, frozen for a hundred years, is found in the Arctic ice. Thawed out and awakened, Hillary insists that a young woman, Felice, is his fiancée from a century before. Hillary is interned in a mental institution but escapes and realizes the truth of where he is and that Felice is actually the descendant of his own Felice from long ago. Hillary joins her in searching for her father, who has been abducted by someone known to them both. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Good melodrama is far from magical and not what you'd expect from a Houdini film
18 August 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

Harry Houdini is found frozen in a black of ice and thawed out after 100 years. He finds what he thinks is the reincarnation of his lover and has to help her over come some bad guys.

Well made melodramatic thriller chugs along at a good clip until you suddenly realize that other than some great stunts Houdini isn't going to do anything "magical". Its not bad, actually far from it, its just that this is Houdini and you want something wondrous. Worse the one magical bit, the cell escape is cut up in such away as to make it dull and unbelievable. I'm guessing it wasn't filmed that way, but breaking it into the start of the event and then having it finish as a flash back kills it. From what I've read this is the problem with most of Houdini's films and was the reason it never really went anywhere. Worth a look for magic nuts who'll want to see Houdini in action, and for anyone else who wants to see an okay little melodrama.


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