Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 31, Episode 20

Young Harry Houdini (15 Mar. 1987)
"Disneyland" Young Harry Houdini (original title)

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This biographical movie depicts the youth of the magician Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926). As a boy his name was Eric Weiss and his father wanted him to become a locksmith. But he ran away and ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
J. Reuben Silverbird ...
John Parker
Theo (as Ross Harris)
Dr. Tybalt Grimaldi (as Jose Ferrer)
Michael Alldredge ...
Sean McClory ...
Sean O'Casey (as Seán McClory)
Mrs. Weiss
J.C. Quinn ...
Large Miner (as Michael Pniewski)


This biographical movie depicts the youth of the magician Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926). As a boy his name was Eric Weiss and his father wanted him to become a locksmith. But he ran away and joined the traveling show of Dr. Grimaldi, where he learned the tricks of a magician and a little mystery from his Indian assistant, too. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They should have never stopped making this movie
28 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Young Harry Houdini is the best movie Wil Wheaton ever made. He is surprisingly cute as a young teenager. This is an excellent example of of good clean family humor. It has you laughing without the use of crudeness and profanity. They should have never deleted it. At the age of 16 or so, Eric Weiss leaves his home and his best friend/brother to pursue his dream of becoming the worlds greatest magician. This is a very touching scene because he is very close to his brother, and he knows he may not see him again. He joins a circus and the ring leader becomes a father figure to him while a silent Native American Medicine man is his mentor. He finds love and finds himself as he learns to look within for his true abilities. Eventually he changes his name and becomes the greatest magician in the world. I haven't included any good stuff in this review because I don't want to ruin it for you when you watch it! I currently own a few copies of this movie that I collect, so please contact me at Kath_rees@yahoo.com if you would like one. Everyone should see this movie. It appeals to all ages and styles.

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