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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The Great Houdinis  »

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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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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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