Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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 Harry Houdini (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Bess Houdini (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Jim Collins (2 episodes, 2014)
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 William Melville (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Dash Houdini (2 episodes, 2014)
Shaun Williamson ...
 Riley (2 episodes, 2014)
Eszter Ónodi ...
 Cecilia Weiss (2 episodes, 2014)
Louis Mertens ...
 Erich Weiss (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Rabbi Weiss (2 episodes, 2014)
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 Sylvia The Bearded Lady / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
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Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

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1 September 2014 (USA)  »

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Houdini, l'illusionniste  »

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Houdini grew up in Appleton WI (as mentioned in the mini series), and has been quoted as saying that his greatest escape ever was getting out of Appleton. See more »

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Houdini's eye color changes from brown when he was a boy, to green as an adult. Even though his "American" passport lists his eye color as brown, there was no attempt to disguise Adrien Brody's natural green eyes. See more »

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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode dated 1 May 2015 (2015) See more »

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Houdini series is poor and misleading at best!
2 September 2014 | by (Pgh, PA) – See all my reviews

I cannot agree more! I have read EVERYTHING about Houdini in the last 30 years and this is simply a poor representation of a great magician. The writers took every rumor and manufactured a story beyond what actually happened. It is a sad story of the man and his family. The writers should be ashamed of this version as it pales in comparison to the REAL story. Hollywood's depiction is to sell DVD's not to tell the truth. I am embarrassed for the writers who embellished this awesome story.

Houdini's story is worthy of your attention, please do research on your own and discover his greatness. Please do not allow these pathetic authors to spoon-feed you this drivel. I am appalled by the obvious false truths this story evokes. The History Channel should be more accurate and provide viewers with a more factual representation of history.

I miss the days when actual history was told on The History Channel, it seems ratings out-weigh history anymore....for shame! Adding an accomplished actor was a great ploy, but misleading the public is heinous.


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