The life and times of escape artist/magician Harry Houdini.



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This biographical film tells the story of Harry Houdini, from his birth and immigration to the U.S., through his career in show business as first an escape artist and then a seance debunker, and finally his tragic death. We also see his relationship with wife Bess. Written by <>

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Awesome Movie But Not Accurate!
22 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

I give this movie a 9 out of 10 for accuracy. The movie was not accurate but it was an awesome entertainment film. If you watch this movie like a movie and not a biography you'll love it. If you watch it the other way around you'll hate it. It was nothing more than a fictional story that had great romance, death defying escapes and personal screw ups with his brother, mother, and wife that ended terrificly. I would encourage anybody that likes magic, escape acts, and romance in a movie to watch it. Houdinit is a movie that I have watched several time and would watch again. I love the song "Rosebell" that happens to play all throughout the movie.

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