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The Great Houdini (1976)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  8 October 1976 (USA)
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A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

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A biography of the renowned escape artist Harry Houdini, examining his fascination with the occult and his promise to his wife on her deathbed that he would speak from the beyond.

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Peter Cushing filmed his small role in 4 days (May 12-15 1976) after completing his scenes for "Star Wars." It was his first US TV movie, broadcast on October 8 1976. Others that followed were "A Tale of Two Cities" in 1980, and "Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues" in 1983. See more »

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Great movie
8 June 2002 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

This is by far the best movie about Houdini. Paul Michael Glaser was wonderful as Houdini, Sally Struthers was excellent, and Vivian Vance was terrific as the Nurse. Would love to get this movie pre-recorded but have not been able to find it.


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