The husband of Tony Blake's clumsy new assistant has been kidnapped and is being forced to commit a crime aboard a large ship. Tony infiltrates the boat with his friends to rescue the man and avert ...
Anthony Blake is a very compassionate and wealthy magician, who uses his talents as an illusionist and escape artist to help people in trouble. Max Pomeroy, a friend who is a syndicated columnist, describes him as "One of the few individuals in this age of numbness, who can still regard the suffering of a fellow human being as his own." He is motivated to help because he had been falsely imprisoned in South America for espionage. Written by
C. Rohnacher <ARSU14A@prodigy.com>
In the first half of the series, Tony Blake lives on a plane called "The Spirit"; a ramp is often seen lowered so he can park his Corvette, with the vanity license plate equally named "SPIRIT", inside of the Boeing. In the second half of the series, Tony Blake has lost the plane and moved into a suite at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. No explanation was ever given for this character change, however period articles attribute this mid-season revamping to the fact that there was a gas shortage at the time, and the audiences would, not only not be able to relate to a man who spent so much fuel to jet-set himself across country, but would also resent that. See more »
It was this t.v. show that rekindled my love of magic.
One of the best t.v. series ever done using magic in a drama (better than Blacke's Magic that came later). It brought magic into the modern age, while keeping the character believable, and yet, mysterious. Also an excellent show to inspire young people to take an interest in magic as a hobby/or even as a profession...it did for me, just when I had thought about hanging up my wand, this show hit the air and I was inspired to create an original style. Bill Bixby did a fine job in every episode, with the excellent coaching of Mark Wilson. I would love to see this series put onto DVD as a hero for the next generation of wand wavers. Our magical arts need more films like this one. (Steve Gathings, Modern Magical Entertainer.)
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