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(1953)

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  • The amazing career of master magician Harry Houdini is presented from his beginnings with a carnival "wild man" act to his emergence as an internationally-acclaimed illusionist, From his dramatic escape from a locked safe under the frozen Detroit River to an even more improbable one from a locked cell in Scotland Yard, he never failed to please and astound his audiences. Although Houdini's tricks are achieved through his marvelous physical dexterity and innate sleight-of-hand, he courted death with the hazardous illusions he performed and his compulsive quest to make contact with the spirit world.

    - Written by duke1029@aol.com
  • In this fictional account of the great magician's life, Houdini meets his wife Bess while performing sideshow . The demure Bess rebuffs his advances but is soon attending all of his shows and they are married after a whirlwind romance. His first attempt at performing on stage with Bess as his pretty assistant is less than successful and he decides to take a regular job in a lock factory. His escape from a straight jacket at the annual magicians dinner gets him a ticket to Europe where he becomes a great success, even meeting a challenge to escape from London's reputedly escape-proof jails. Back home he stages a series of death defying escapes but turns to mysticism after his beloved mother's death. He eventually returns to great acclaim but dies on stage after accidentally aggravating an inflamed appendix.

    - Written by garykmcd

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