MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 25,297 this week

Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)

5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 62 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Heath Haldane (Houdini) tracks down a vicious gang of counterfeiters, narrowly missing death several times. He must rescue Adele Ormsby, whom he loves despite her pending marriage.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 78 titles
created 08 Nov 2010
 
a list of 685 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 267 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 9882 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Haldane of the Secret Service (1923)

Haldane of the Secret Service (1923) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Haldane of the Secret Service.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Heath Haldane (as Houdini)
Gladys Leslie ...
Adele Ormsby
William Humphrey ...
Edward Ormsby (as Wm. Humphrey)
Richard Carlyle ...
Joe Ivors (as Richard Carlysle)
Edward Boulden ...
Raoul Usher
Jane Jennings ...
Mrs. Clive Usher
Charles Fang ...
Ah Ling (as Chas. Fang)
Myrtle Morse ...
Andrea Drayton
Irving Brooks ...
Bruce Drayton
Edit

Storyline

Heath Haldane (Houdini) tracks down a vicious gang of counterfeiters, narrowly missing death several times. He must rescue Adele Ormsby, whom he loves despite her pending marriage.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

melodrama

Genres:

Adventure | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 1923 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
dull thriller that makes little use of Houdini
11 September 2008 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Included in the Houdini box set by Kino, this is a pretty dull and clunky thriller. Houdini plays Haldane, son of the late "Silent Saunders" Haldane also of the Secret Service. Somehow that comes as a surprise to the villains. There's a counterfeiting ring in which an apparently innocent woman is unwittingly entangled, and she becomes the love interest for Haldane. Is she really innocent or isn't she? There's also a subplot involving marriage, who's marrying or already married to whom and why, and that doesn't serve much purpose for the viewer, really.

The best scene is perhaps when Haldane is strapped by the villains to a water wheel. It's an odd thing to do, as it doesn't dunk him in the water, it just spins him around, which would be annoying, not fatal. He really appears to be strapped to it. Somehow the wheel breaks loose, and that does dunk him in the water, and he makes his escape.

Not recommended at all, not even particularly for Houdini fans, but it's nice it survived anyway.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Desperately seeking Haldane johnccox
Leon Ames edalweber
Discuss Haldane of the Secret Service (1923) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?