Magician's assistant Corky performs disastrously at his first solo appearance. He is given a ventriloquist dummy called Fats to improve his act and within a few years Corky is at the height of fame. However, Fats has developed a mind of his own and wants to control his master. Written by
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A Terrifying Love Story.
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Did You Know?
The film has often been likened to the earlier British portmanteau horror movie Dead of Night
(1945) which featured a tale with a ventriloquist and his dummy. Magic
(1978) was actually released just around a year after that movie's television remake, Dead of Night
(1977), but the tele-movie anthology didn't feature a segment with a dummy and ventriloquist. See more
Members of the crew are reflected in the cabin window when Corky gets his jacket before going out in the boat with Duke. See more
Fasten your seatbelts, everybody. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Credits: Fats Anthony Hopkins See more
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Portion sung by Anthony Hopkins See more