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The Man from Beyond -- 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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2 April 1922 (USA) See more »
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Houdini and the magic of the movies
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 3 May 2011, 8:22 AM, PDT)

DVD Review: The Man From Beyond Restored!
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 1 December 2009, 11:27 AM, PST)

List: 2008's Most Covetable DVD Box Sets
 (From IFC. 18 December 2008, 8:21 AM, PST)

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  (in credits order)

Harry Houdini ... 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

Nita Naldi ... Marie Le Grande

Directed by
Burton L. King 
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Harry Houdini (story)

Coolidge Streeter (adaptation)

Produced by
Harry Houdini .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Louis Dunmyre 
Harry Fischbeck  (as Harry A. Fischbeck)
L.D. Littlefield 
Alexander G. Penrod 
Irving B. Ruby 
Frank Zucker 
Bob Rose .... stunt double: Harry Houdini (uncredited)

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74 min
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Houdini As An Actor..., 25 June 2013
Author: gavin6942 from United States

A man (Harry Houdini) who has been frozen in the Arctic ice for 100 years returns to civilization to find his lost love.

I was drawn to this film because it was written by and stars Harry Houdini, the master magician. Appleton, Wisconsin has claimed Houdini as their own, and it is within this community that I have lived for over thirty years. So it seemed like I owed it to myself to watch the film.

Unlike many silent films, it has lots of written words. I would not even call them intertitles, because so much of it is long sections of spiritual quotation or philosophy. It is quite unlike what I have seen in other silent films.

The plot is general is odd, as on the surface it seems to be a man who is unfrozen after 100 years only to find someone who reminds him of the woman he loved. But there is a deeper story of reincarnation, and the role of science and religion in the modern world. In many ways, this film is not only outstanding for its creativity and originality, but is also far enough outside the box to be otherworldly...

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