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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
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Rev. Arthur Ford
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Theo Weiss
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Dundas Slater
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Dorothy Weiss
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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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Biography | Drama

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8 October 1976 (USA)  »

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The Great Houdinis  »

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Peter Cushing (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) had previously played the author's most famous creation Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) and Sherlock Holmes (1964) and would later do so again in Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984). See more »

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This movie is Excellent!!!

I have seen this TV movie twice, and have been searching for a copy of the video to purchase. I've seen other Houdini movies and biographies, but this is one I really want. Paul Michael Glaser and Sally Struthers were very real in their portrayal of Harry (Erich Weiss) Houdini and his wife, Bess.


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