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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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Harry Houdini (story)
Coolidge Streeter (adaptation)
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2 April 1922 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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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Harry Houdini goes from human popsicle to defrosted marvel searching for his true love! See more (12 total) »

Cast

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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 
 
Writing credits
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 
 
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Bob Rose .... stunt double: Harry Houdini (uncredited)
 

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Harry Houdini goes from human popsicle to defrosted marvel searching for his true love!, 14 July 2014
Author: Eric Smith from Grand Rapids, MN

Most know Harry Houdini as the master escape artist and magician he was but not many know he took a crack at acting. He only starred in five silent film and this one has him playing a man named Hillary who plays a ship mate who is frozen in the ice in the late 1800s. Sixty years later, he's discovered by a bunch of explorers and thawed out. Still alive, he struggles to accept a 1920s lifestyle and is considered crazy when he sees a descendant of his former loved one and thinks its the same person (they also share the same name). What seems like an exciting and interesting film is mostly a bore. The plot moves a slow pace and tries throwing in mumbo jumbo about reincarnation. The only thing that would make this film watchable is watching Houdini escape from a straight jacket, nearly tumble off Niagara Falls and what looks like him actually being trapped in ice (it's never been confirmed whether it's really him but when they're chipping him out, it looks awfully realistic). Houdini seems to want to be another Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd but falls well short.

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